Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter 2016

Easter morning... Looking for their baskets.


Church with my loves...


This year we invited a family friend over for Easter.  The girls had fun hunting for eggs with Jocelyn.












When you find the last egg before your older sister...




On the trampoline with Nana...


Trampoline tricks...


Sisters...



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

First Dance Competition | Dance Masters of America

This past weekend the girls attended their first dance convention and competition.  The girls are part of the first company class at Tempe Dance West.  Aiyana joined the Shining Stars group right after she turned 7 years old.  Clara joined the Starburst group when she was 5.

Let the experience begin...

The dancers were getting instruction about the event.


Aiyana ready for tap in the junior's room...


Clara and Lexi doing ballet in the mini's room...


Clara enjoyed the tap lessons the most...





Clara stretching for jazz.  Mr. Michael taught their class.





Aiyana practicing ballet...


Aiyana with her ballet instructor...



Pictures before the competition.  The dancers were not allowed to show their costumes in the lobby area.


Mr. Michael giving some last minute instruction to the 'Rockin Robin' group.


Last minute instruction to the 'Baby June' group...


Clara spying on the trophies...


Entry #29
Rockin Robin














Entry #54
Baby June












Relaxing before the awards ceremony...


Camilla gets a hug for the french fries...


Lots of giggles and fun outside...


Interview with Aiyana...


Interview with Clara...


The girls did so well for their first competition.

'Rockin Robin' took home a gold award, 9th place over-all and they received a special award for best in show.

'Baby June' was the youngest class to compete and they received a gold award as well.


The girls with one of their favorite instructors who is also the owner of Tempe Dance West. Mr. Michael believes in these girls and has shown them a whole new world of dance by allowing them to compete and preparing them in this journey. They are lucky to have him as their instructor and choreographer. Thank you Mr. Michael! 



Day 2 of classes...





Lot's of little dancers...



Here they are with another instructor...


What an amazing experience for the girls.  They can't wait until the next time.