McKenna was at the Yates all week for rehearsals. I volunteered to help out twice over the week. One of the nights Tara, Tamara, and I went out for dinner while the girls were rehearsing. I am so grateful for their friendship. I would not have had such a great year of dance without them by my side. Thanks you two! We always have the best time. It was a busy week, but we had fun.
|The kids are always climbing on this horse statue outside the Yates, so us Mama's had to prove that we could climb up there and take a picture too.|
There are three shows. Friday night, Saturday matinee, and Saturday night. McKenna danced in all three. Friday I volunteered and helped out in her dressing room. Saturday matinee all of our family and friends came to watch, and then I went to watch Saturday nights show with Tamara, and Tara. They put on a fantastic show. There were so many dances that I just loved. It was kind of bitter sweet seeing them performed for the last time. McKenna did awesome and danced her heart out. After the matinee show they give out awards. We knew McKenna was getting recognized because she got a high mark in her jazz exams, but she also ended up winning the Shining Star Award. That was a nice surprise. It is given to someone who works hard and has great potential. I am so proud of my little dancer. She has definitely worked hard this year and has improved so much.
|These girls got so much flower love from family and friends!|
|Watching all the dances for the last time. Love these girls so much.|
It will be nice to have a break from dance but we will be excited and ready to start the new season in the Fall. The girls are all registered and we can't wait to see what the next year of dance will bring. Thank you Miss Joy and Miss Aurielle for all the time and hard work you put into our little dancers. McKenna will be spending her summer stretching. She is determined to get all her splits by the time she come's back.