Monday, May 2, 2016

NYCDA | Phoenix Regional Convention 2016


Day 1

Some of the girls took a contemporary class on Friday evening...


Here they are with the instructor, Desmond Richardson.


Day 2





Clara & Lexi were pumped up to dance...



Clara - Tap Performance


Clara - Ballet Performance


Clara - Jazz Performance



Clara with her instructor...


Getting ready to perform...



Hair is done and make-up is on...



Clara came to support Aiyana...


Nana was there too...


Dana is so proud of his little girls...


Rockin' Robin
Mini Open Line










Out to eat after the performance...


Waiting for awards...


Aiyana and Mr. Michael...


The TDW Shining Stars did a great job at the regional NYCDA competition. They took home a gold award and two distinguished achievement awards. Great job dancers, you've come so far in such a short amount of time. You really make us proud.


Day 3

Here's Aiyana performing a dance routine with the mini class at NYCDA. She's in the teal and pink two piece outfit, wearing the #23. I am so proud of her for being one of the youngest in the class and for doing so well at her first big dance convention. I can't wait to compare this year to next.  The video is a bit  blurry in the beginning, but I eventually got it to focus.heavideo is a bit blurry at the beginning, but eventually I got it to focus.


The dancers had a lot of fun learning this jazz routine and I thought it was the most entertaining class to watch this weekend. Choreography included "pretending to eat corn on the cob" and "walking like a chicken". I think I smiled from ear to ear the whole time I watched them practice. Aiyana danced with the mini group (ages 7-10) so she was one of the younger dancers in the group. She had a lot of experienced kids in her class and, although she was very tired, I think she did a great job. Aiyana is in the front in a loose black shirt.



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