Dance Competition Day 1

Today was a long day. It was the first day of the Great Canadian Dance Challenge, the dance competition that my daughter is in all weekend. It is in Fort Saskatchewan. We had to leave today by 12:45. I spent most of the morning helping her when she needed it, as well as packing a bag, because we’re staying in The Best Western tomorrow night and Saturday night. It’s just so much easier if you have a place close by to go to. Especially when she dances late (like tomorrow night) and when there are really long breaks in between dances. When there’s a lot of time to kill and you have to hang out at the theatre or in the lobby it sucks! Today her first dance was her solo. My mom and dad met me in the lobby and we watched a few categories before hers and then her category. She did really well! There were a lot of kids in her category, a few 13 year olds and a few 14 year olds, then her and a bunch of other 15 year olds. She received a high-silver. I’m pretty sure that the program said that means her score was between 82 – 84.9 out of 100. A ridiculously small few scores you can get, just a 2.9 point spread to get high silver. Anyway, she did well. Her next dance wasn’t until 7:40! Speaking of having time to kill… My mom and dad didn’t really want to wait that long, so we said goodbye to them and they went home. Then I got my daughter some food and then she went and met her friends. I played around on my phone for a while. Then I went to the Walmart to buy some Easter 🐣 stuff. I took my time in the store. Then I went back to the theatre and went and sat down. I watched the ballet category before theirs. Then their jazz category started. After the first group I was worried! They were up against some very talented dancers! Also, they were against a lot of older kids. Although my daughter is 15, she dances with younger kids for jazz, lyrical and modern. She’s almost too old to be with them, but still too young to be with the seniors. So she sort of goes back and forth, depending on the class. Her hip hop and ballet are with the seniors. Anyway, the average age of her group is written as 12-13, there are some 14 year olds and then her. So their group, which is entered under the average age, was against 16, 17 and 18 year olds, including the seniors from our studio. Watching the groups ahead of them had me nervous for them. However, I didn’t need to be. They went out and killed it! I mean they were on fire!! When the adjudication came, they were awarded high-gold!! They were happy with that, as they should be! However, it got better. There were only 3 groups in the category who received high-gold, so I knew they would place. For some reason I assumed that they would get 3rd, probably because of their age, but they came in first!! Yay!! WooHoo!! So far they are on the board to be in the dance off Sunday night, with a score of 92. The top 4 groups for each judge, so that’s 8 groups will be in the dance off. Plus, each judge is allowed a wild card group, which is just a dance they liked that may not necessarily have a high score. There placement could change, depending on the scores of other dances throughout the weekend. Once they were finished, we got into the van to drive home. We stopped at the Shell and got gas, then we drove back home. It was/still is super windy – you sure could feel it in the van while driving!! Once we were home, I finished packing my bag for tomorrow, then got ready for bed and wrote this post. I tried to make it quick, but I may not have succeeded! I’m heading to bed now. Sooo sick and tired! Night All! 💤😴

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