Mayci has performed publicly with her dance team a few times now. The first time was at Winterfest, then at the winter showcase, and then at the San Antonio Aquarium. Soon they’ll be competing with dance teams from other studios. They are so cute and amazing. The kids in her group are 5-9. Their competition number is to Bad to the Bone complete with little leather jackets. I can’t wait to see how they do during competition season.
A few weeks ago Mayci came home from dance so excited. She had been given her team jacket that day. It’s personalized just for her and ready to wear to competitions and performances. She loves dancing and really loves being on the Munchkin Company Team so getting this jacket was just the coolest thing ever for her.
The three competition teams from our dance studio performed at the San Antonio Aquarium a few weeks ago. Mayci has so much fun dancing.
There is so much talent on these three teams. I love to watch them all perform. (The junior team – the ones in the middle – are absolutely incredible.)
After their performance, the kids were allowed to spend as much time as they wanted playing at the aquarium. Mayci’s team had a little fun posing as mermaids.
Mayci liked looking at the koi (though she wouldn’t let them touch her feet) and petting the alpacas. She really loved petting the alpacas.
It’s always nice when dance costumes are actually useful. Mayci, Anthony, and Nicholas were in a dance together and these pajamas were their costume and Zeke needed Christmas pajamas for his musical theater and acting parts.
At the dance showcase in May I was surprised to see the adult dance classes are not for young adults who have been dancing and want to keep on dancing. They are for adults who want to dance, with or without experience.
So in August I started taking jazz classes once a week with my mom and daughter. None of us had ever taken dance before. The ladies in the class, and the instructor (who always says have fun and don’t do more than you can), have made it fun.
I’ve had a rough fall. First I was rear-ended by stupid texting girl. This left me with a back/shoulder/neck injury. Then I got RSV followed by bronchitis followed by pneumonia. Through it all I kept going to class as much as I could.
Just under a month ago I coughed so hard I pulled my ligaments in my back (yay EDS) and then just when they were getting better I sneezed several times in a row and reinjured myself just days before the winter showcase. I was determined to dance anyway – I could make it through two minutes – so armed with several medications and a heating pad I did indeed get up on that stage and dance.
We danced to Celebration by Kool and the Gang and we wore these outlandish costumes (that, honestly, looked really good up on the stage under the lights). I am so proud of myself for pushing through (and once again I am healing well). Tey are planning a tea party theme for the spring show. I’m hoping that means our dances will be all related to Alice in Wonderland!
My mom, Ani, and I have been taking jazz dance classes once a week. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work! The kids think it’s totally cool that I’m taking dance at the same place they do, but Mayci, especially, is so proud that I’m learning the same dance steps she is.