Last weekend the kids did a new competition, and I remembered why I put forth all the money and effort.
They made the same dance team this year, so they are in all the same dances. That really helps when taking pictures, as they always match and look so nice. This is their tap costume. The studio made Chuck Taylor's into tap shoes for the kids. Expensive, but oh so cute.
During the awards, they pulled out a few kids to award them with a special "Parade of Stars award. With this award they can come and dance at their nationals for free and do a special opening number. Ali got chosen out of their jazz dance. She was completely shocked, and I was so very proud. She is not doing a solo this year, so for her to get picked out of the group dance was a real honor. The above picture is on the competitions web site for the rest of this year.