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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Diverse Elements Dance Recital

Last weekend was fun, exciting, crazy and so busy. The annual recital was Friday and Saturday evening.
 Backstage photos! Kianna with her tap teacher. This was "Dream girls".
 Jazz dance "Wonderland" with Gisella
 Ballet number "Kiss". Capri, Kianna, and Gisella
 This was the finale Friday night. Kianna is in the center of the front row.
 They shot confetti into the air and the girls loved it.
 The guest dancer in the recital was Sophia Lucia. She is an 11 year old dance prodigy from Dance Moms and Dancing with the Stars. She was amazing. She has set a world record for doing 58 pirouettes. After the show she did a meet and greet in the lobby.
 The girls were thrilled to meet her.
 After the performance we went to Applebees for dinner.
 Saturday evening was the second show. The girls posed with Mario (the owner of the dance studio)
 and his wife Melissa.
 Outside the Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix.
 We then headed to BJ Brewhouse for the after party.
 Capri, Gisella and Kianna
Caeli, Kaila and Izzy

It was an amazing recital and everyone had such a good time!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Recital Week

Recital week is always crazy. Pictures are taken. LOTS of extra rehearsals. The girls went downtown early this morning for dress rehearsal. I am so proud of my girls and all they have accomplished.
 The minis at rehearsal.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kids Artistic Revue 2014

The last weekend of May was our last dance competition this year. We had to check in very early Saturday morning in Mesa. Kianna had to check in at 7:30 for her trio.
 Charlie's Angels is so cute. The three girls walk out and sit at the table. The phone rings and they hear "Hello Angels" and answer "Hello Charlie".
 The dance is a fast hip hop dance.
 The girls have so much fun in this dance.
 They get better each time they perform it.
 This was our only dance in this segment of the competition.
 Waiting on stage for the award ceremony to begin.
 The trio took first place in their division and 3rd place overall!
 Grou dances started after awards. Kianna had two more dances on Saturday. The first one was Bathing Beauties.
 It is cute and sassy.
 It is a Musical Theater number and took first place in the group.
 She had a quick change and performed again.
 For The Boys is a fun jazz number.
 The four minis dance with two older girls.
 Kianna and Hunter are paired up.
 I love their flip!
 It came in 8th place overall. We were done at 3 and headed home.

Sunday June 1st.

We checked in after lunch on Sunday. Both girls danced on Sunday. They were both in the first dance.
 Latin Party is a large group number.
 Kianna loves the dance and keeps up with all the older girls.
 It came in 3rd place overall.
 Caeline's next dance was a crazy number called Walking Dead.
 Caeli was a part of a group of Zombies that takes over "normal" kids.
 I love the (dirty) costumes, wild hair and make-up.
These kids are amazing.
 Finally got the last pictures on a CD. Caeli is in a large Musical Theater number called Rock of Ages.
 I love the songs and the kids do a great job with it.
The kids have so much fun with this number.
The last number was Hova. Caeline and Kianna are both in this dance.
It is a fast hip-hop dance that has won a lot of awards.
The three minis are so cute.
My dad was a huge Yankee fan and I know he loves the costume!
It took 2nd place overall.
It was a fun competition!
The winners of the top 5 group dances. Diverse Elements took 2nd and 3rd place. They also took Top Elite Studio!