Monday, September 07, 2009

6 Hours One Sunday

..sounds strangely similar to a Max Lucado book title? Well it definitely won't be as articulate however equally exciting....for the franzenfam anyway.

Skyler participated in a fairly prestigious dance festival this where performers from all over our region have a chance to display a dance(s) on the big stage.

Skyler arrived ON TIME, donning more make-up than a clown and a highly flammable up do. We quickly learned that the festival was running an hour behind. How does a "prestigious" performance run that far behind you may be asking...well trust me, my refrain from comment will be the best choice of answer here.

2 hours later, and a bazillion snacks for Tori who came to watch her big sister and was bored before seeing one dance, Skyler and fellow mates performed (drum roll please)

Cafe Royale

The girls were adorable in their waitress attire complete with serving trays and order pads. There was a no video or camera policy during the performance (don't worry Grandmas we got the video for your viewing pleasure) so you will have to settle for solo shots outside....

The girls did a great job and were awarded an A, double + for difficulty and style. We just learned that of the hordes of dances performed at the festival over the course of 4 days their dance was chosen to be one of the few performed in the finale on Saturday night! Whoo-hoo

After CR another 2.5 hour wait and more junk food for my 4 yr old, the troop graced the stage in purple performing a very slow-controlled and beautiful piece, Morning Glory

The dance earned them an A+ mark...much to their chagrin. They were hoping for a better score...because after all A+ just isn't good enough these days (insert sarcastic tone here). You can see Skyler's "thrilled" look.....

And with an additional 1.5 hours prior to arriving home we all pretty much felt like this.....

Two brilliant dances, stellar marks, a trip to the finals, an exhausted 4 year old with a belly full of rubbish (not to mention an equally wiped out mama) = 6 hours one Sunday.


Just Mom said...

I take it is was all worth the wait and that Tori never wants to see another piece of junk food ever again. ;-D

Those costumes are adorable. Congratulations to Skyler and her dance team.

Susan said...

An event she will always remember and treasure.

Anonymous said...

Ahh but wasn't it worth the wait?! Yeah we get to see the video!! The girls look adorable and by the way what mark is higher than A+?

michelle said...

The prob is not the distaste for junk food it is now her distaste for ballet. lol

Mom, you did not pay very good attention. There is an A++, that the girls were awarded on the Cafe Royale dance (I even spelled it out for destinction) hee. And the ultimate score was an A+++. Screwy I know!

nickernoodle said...

There is something better than an A+?! Wow.....I was robbed of good grades in school then! ;o) The costumes are adorable and they always look more grown up when they are so dressed up!!! She is beautiful!

Lisa H said...

What fun! I love to watch ballet. I was never very talented at it when I was a child...(no patience!) and I wonder if my daughter will be the same or if she might enjoy it when she's a little older. Such a beautiful discipline! :)