Last week my son and family were here from Kentucky. My granddaughter, Sofia, who is eleven, was in the Dance Masters of America National Competition in Orlando so I was back and forth every day watching the dancing. There were 1400 performances (no I didn't see all of them). Sofia was in several group dances from her dance studio plus two solo dances. On Friday awards were presented. It was the Best of the Best, 123 performances selected from the 1400. She won first place in one of her solos. So very proud of her. The top performances in each of the ten categories were then selected to go on to the grand finale and one of the group dances she was in won the top award. Her dance studio, Diana Evans School of Dance, from Lexington, KY rocked it this week with numerous Platinum awards too.
We spent so much time watching dancing I just have to say what a trooper my grandson, Anderson, 7, was. He didn't complain and was just so good. Having games on an IPod certainly helped entertain him. But our last day we were there almost 12 hours and he finally gave up and fell asleep. Earlier in the day his mom took him to throw coins in a fountain. She asked him if he made a wish. He did … that he wouldn't have to watch any more dancing!
They left yesterday to head back home. And now I am getting things ready to head to SLC for Stampin' Up convention.