Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ballroom Dance Competition

Today was the day that Emma had been working toward for months. It was the elementary ballroom competition. She was on the level one pink daisies team. Her school had 3 teams that were level one (Pink daisies, yellow roses and aqua daisies) and two teams that were level two (purple daisies and red roses). This will be important later.

Here she is getting ready before the competition. This is her coach putting her flower in her hair.
Since Emma was the first one that would be dancing from her school she got to hold the sign while all the schools paraded in.
They did the judges introductions, went over the rules then she was up to dance the Merengue.
It was so cute.
They were called back out to do the Cha Cha. This was a surprise for all of us, including Emma.

This is where it got confusing for us.

They started giving out the awards. Emma's pink team won a gold ribbon. We were thrilled beyond belief.

Then they announced first place, the best overall team, out of everyone, and they called out Grovecrest level 1. Holy cow, no freaking way!!! We went running down to begin the celebration
and then found out it was only the level 1 yellow roses that had won, not all the level 1's. So while these next two pictures were being taken we still weren't clear with what had happened. All the level 1's still thought they were winners. (I still think they are!) But only yellows got medals and bags.
No matter what it's an awesome win for the school. It will be so fun having this trophy to represent the kids and their hard work.
Emma is still thrilled that her little pink team got the gold. She also thinks that it's enough to take them to the next level. I am leery but we will find out soon enough.
I'm such a proud mama right now!!!


Rach H said...

Congrats to your daughter and her dance school!

Kerry McKibbins said...

I think it's awesome that elementary school kids are ballroom dancing and just fantastic that they won!!!
-thanks for visiting my blog.

Heidi said...

That is so cool! What a fun idea, ballroom dancing at school! She looks darling too! Congrats to her!

The Empty Envelope said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful experience and good for them!

Helena said...

Wow, that's awesome! Very cool.

rlg said...

Way to go baby girl. We are so proud of you. You were just adorable!

MamaBug said...

This is just so neat! Wish we had a ballroom dance program.