This morning as I got Kennedy ready to go, we talked about what her day would be like. When I pulled out her company warm up suit, she was convinced she was going to compete! HA! We got to the convention a little early so she could check things out... and WOW was it a little intimidating and overwhelming! There are a ton of very serious, very experienced dancers there. Kennedy watched in awe as I looked for familiar faces. Finally we found our peeps and settled in.
Kennedy had several friends in her classes, so that helped a lot (for me as much as for her! haha). They started out with 45 minutes of jazz, which is one of Kennedy's favorites anyway, but this teacher was SO super fun! She had the kids engaged and moving and taught them a cute little routine from The Lion King. Kennedy kept up pretty well and even got to be Simba. haha
After jazz they moved right into 30 minutes of tap with a different teacher. This is not Kennedy's favorite form of dance, but she tried hard... and liked it a little. HA! After tap they moved into 45 minutes of ballet with yet another teacher. He made sure Kenn kept up which was nice. She wore out in the middle of this class... partially from just being TIRED and partially because ballet is not one of her favorites either. ;) After a quick bathroom break and a juice box, she was ready to keep working though, and she tried hard and listened well.
They finished up with 45 minutes of hip hop (which made Kennedy very excited) and they learned a great routine. The teacher was awesome and I was amazed at how fast all the kids picked up the steps! I hear he's coming to the studio this summer to work with the kids more which is awesome! :) Yes, jazz and hip hop... that's definitely where my girl's heart lies.
At the end all the kids got a certificate of completion for their hard work. It was quite the afternoon! I am so glad that I signed Kennedy up! I wasn't sure how she would do or even what to expect really, but she did great and had a BLAST!! We got to the car and she said, "I want to do that again tomorrow!" HA!
Here are a few pictures... I took some video too but it's not uploaded yet. I'll try to get it up tomorrow. :)
The Kemper Dance Academy Girls before all the teachers wore them out! ;)
Kennedy with the jazz teacher
The KDA kids with Ivan, the hip hop teacher
Learning their jazz routine...
See Kenn being lifted? LOL She was Simba. She loved it! haha
Stretching in Ballet
My nose used to be able to touch my toes once. Or not.
OK That's all! All the kids are sleeping soundly... for some reason Kennedy didn't even argue about going to bed tonight. How about that! ;) Night all!