Last weekend we were all up early and headed to Mesa, AZ for a dance competition. All three girls were excited to compete this years dances for the first time.
Mariah had a check-in time at 9:00 am. The Encore group performed first. Their dance was called."Gotta Let Go".
The girls danced beautifully. They did a hip-hop number called "Phone Mix" and then a lyrical number called "Blue Orchid"
Caeli's Teen group worked with the Encore group and performed "Welcome To The Jungle". The girls were all animals. Caeli was a zebra and Mariah is a lion.
The Teens performed "Lucky Strike".
The Mini's finally got their turn on stage. Kianna has made great advancement in dance this year. Her group did an adorable number called "Crush On You".
The last number of the day was a large group number called "In Pieces".
Brynlie plays a huntress. Mariah is running behind her on the right.
Caeli is on the far left. Mariah is next to Brynlie. (right side of the picture,in the back). I love the intense look on all the girls faces.
The group numbers finished around 6:30. We had a long wait for awards so the remaining company members headed to Oregano's.
It rarely rains in Phoenix, but it poured the entire day. We had reserved an area on the patio. Eating outside was interesting. There were umbrellas, but they did not keep everyone dry. The girls didn't mind. After being in the theater for 9 hours they were loud and active.
Dinner was salad, pizza, and Pazookies. The girls had so much fun and serenaded everyone with "It's raining, it's pouring"'.
After dinner we headed back and had to wait for awards. They finally started a little after 11 and at 12:05 am we headed home. The girls were happy and exhausted. They fell asleep in the car.
We were up early again and headed back for day 2. Mariah had to be there at 10:30 for her solo
She performs to "Heartbreaker".
She was amazing.
What a great performance!
The girls quickly helped her change and their trio was next.
Mariah, Brynlie and Kayla
"Call It Off" was amazing.
That afternoon Caeli did her Solo
She danced to "1,00 Ships".
Her leaps were high.
She looked so beautiful on stage.
The Teen group did a trio to "New Soul"
Finally awards were given out and we could head home at 7:30 pm.