Saturday my students had a dance competition, which was held by our local dance association. I do not compete at these, because 1) I am on the board of the association so I'm not allowed and 2) Being a competitor and teacher at the same time is stressful. I try to only enter competitions where I don't have most of my students competing, which means mostly championships out of the area, and this is just fine by me. This particular dance competition was really, really great- every one of my 6 students placed! My two premiers placed first and third, and the other dancers did quite well. I have one student who is moving up very fast- she and her family are extremely dedicated to dance (she also takes tap and ballet!) and its so fun to watch her succeed time and time again. She is a very hard worker, and a GREAT team player! She and her family always have treats and kind words for fellow dancers. I have two other little ones who are just starting to come into their dancing, and it is so fun to watch them get up on stage. Every time they compete I can see so many improvements. Finally, I had a little, little one compete in Primary, the youngest group. I may be biased but I thought she was the cutest thing up there; and she danced very, very well. Overall, an extremely fulfilling day for my studio!
That night, Josh and I headed to a local bar to watch the Ducks, who DOMINATED Stanford. I also went out for a drink with my dance teacher, a couple dancers and the judge from the competition. I was very excited to get to go out with the judge, because one of her students just won the World Championships this summer! It was really nice to get to talk to her about it; she still gets teary thinking about the whole thing. Awe.
Sunday was part lazy, part productive; got some dance practice in, got some TV watching in, got some grocery shopping done (finally!), got to spend some time with the family (Heineys) and got the house picked up. That is my favorite kind of Sunday right there! I can never really get a good rest Sunday nights unless I'm ready to start the week, and this weekend helped me do that.
This week has started off great, because not only did I get the great news that we are getting heat at our house (fireplace!!!!) but I also have my mother-in-law's car for the week while she is out of town. Until we have two cars in the household, this is such a treat for me.
WOW this was a long post! But I have a couple cute pics from the weekend, so here ya go!
|Me and my Primary dancer|
|Movin on up!|
|Reaping the benefits of hard work!|