Done And Done!!

Another dance competition finished!! My daughter had her solo bright and really early this morning. She danced beautifully! I was so proud of her. I get so anxious while she’s dancing as well as waiting for her to go on. It’s not that I think she’s gong to do poorly or anything, I just feel nervous. She must be getting more comfortable with it, because now she is saying that she wants to do a solo again next year!! I’m not sure if we’re too late or not or if we can even afford it. Last I heard all of the spots were filling up!! She’s signed up to do a duo with her friend already. Also, her modern class has only 4 people in it this year. For next year, only my daughter and her good friend have signed up at their level. They don’t know what’s going to happen, but, if they get asked to move into the younger modern group, they’re going to do a modern duo instead. So that would mean two duos…AND now she wants to do a solo again?! Yikes! This is already expensive for us (more than hockey I’ve heard). I guess I have some figuring to do and I need to email Miss Amanda. 

Speaking of moving her into the younger modern class, I was also told, by one of the other moms, that for next year my daughter and two other girls (both a year younger than my daughter) may be moved into the younger girls classes. I don’t know if it’s just a rumour or not, but if that does happen, won’t I just be paying all of this money for her to repeat classes that she’s already taken? Also, with my daughter going into high school in the fall, will she be dancing with 12 year olds??  They’re all really nice kids, but the group that she’s currently in works so well and performs so well together. Also, the older boy in our group spent the entire year learning a bunch of lifts with one of the girls I heard may also be moved down…they just got so good at them!!  I don’t know why there can’t just be two senior groups, senior 1 and senior 2. It keeps the current groups together and keeps the age range from being too spread out. If you want a big group of the older kids, do a line or something with senior 1 and senior 2 combined!! They just dance beautifully together and have formed such a cohesive group. I really hope that it’s just gossip and/or rumours!!  

I also heard rumours, over the weekend, about the competition we were just at. One of the studios seemed to consistently score higher than all of the other groups… and it just “coincidentally” happened to be the dancers from the studio that hosts the competition!! I mean they won almost everything!! There were many complaints – not just from our dance school. Technically, the studio who’s hosting the competition should hire adjudicators from out of town, they generally travel to the competition from Vancouver or Toronto or even the states!!  These judges shouldn’t know the dancers in the competition AT ALL! Also, they aren’t supposed to know which dance studio that whomever they’re watching perform comes from. It’s not in the programs, just the name of the person or dance is included, and the judges don’t know who they are. However, these judges were seen socializing with some of the dancers, hugging them and talking and laughing with them, from the studio that kept winning.  I don’t know if any of this or all of it or just some of it is true, but I did see the same kids getting first, many of the awards and higher level medals, over and over. They were good, but they weren’t the only ones who performed well. (That’s just the truth – I’m not saying that because I’m a mom!!). The scoring didn’t appear to be fair to me – but what do I know. I guess the main thing is that they danced beautifully and they had fun! I just think that they were beginning to feel somewhat discouraged, and began to expect lower medals than normal. My daughter said that she’ll just pretend that the competition didn’t happen. I find it interesting that people said they saw the judges talking and hugging the dancers, as there are supposed to be strict rules regarding not being allowed to talk to or personally interact with the judges. You can’t ask them questions or complain to them, nothing. The judges are supposed to be strictly off limits!! Well, apparently these ones weren’t!!  I’m glad hardly anyone, other than my mom and dad and a few close friends, reads this. I wouldn’t want to turn into the rumour spreader myself! I just like to vent…which I tend to do with my posts if something happens that I need to think through or get off my chest!! Okay. Enough whining for one night!! Her final scores were fine and it’s over and done with. One more competition (on my Birthfay!!) to go. I’m going to hit the hay! Night all! 💤😴 
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