If you paid any attention to my Twitter, you may have noticed my youngest daughter's dance team received first place awards for all three of their dances--ballet, lyrical and clogging, in the senior category. Youngest was delighted, but you would never know it unless you were her mother and you catch her shy Mona Lisa smile. Upon returning home, I loaded the dishwasher when youngest called me from a friend's house:
"Guess what?" she asked.
"What?" I asked.
"We won the Judges Choice Award for lyrical," she said.
"Oh that is awesome darlin'. Congratulations. You must be happy, " I gushed.
"Yep," she replied then said, "Bye Bye."
I call her "My Little Miss Effervescent."
That's my youngest, the one dressed like M.C. Hammer in the top photo. This is my favorite dance she's doing this year only because I can relate. It is called, "I love the '80s" Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, M.C. Hammer, Jennifer Beal, Jane Fonda and others make guest appearances. It is a hit with the "Mom" crowd. Of course, these poor kids had to research their characters. Funny.
And lest I forget: She takes dance from Northwestern Dance Studio. Northwestern Dance Studio. Northwestern Dance Studio.
Northwestern Dance Studio is run by the area's best dance professionals.