Gauteng Dance Festival
Pixie’s dream of dancing on stage finally came to pass at the Gauteng Dance Festival. Her group danced to the song “Sugar Pie” by The Temptations. They were just too adorable for words! The girls did exceptionally well and received an A for their interpretation of the song. They got an A for their efforts.
Getting Pixie’s hair done for the dance took over 2 hours of curling with the curling iron and rolling into curlers. I was worried that she was going to make putting makeup on her rather difficult, but she was a star. She just loved getting her face done for the first time and getting her very own gemstones in the colour of her tutu.
I was in tears, again, while they were dancing. They had the audience captivated and some of our fellow Dance Studio Moms in tears too. It was so rewarding watching them dance so beautifully (and without the teachers’ help) at their first festival.
Pixie just LOVES to dance and couldn’t wait to get up there. I don’t think she has a nervous bone in her body. K led the group of dances on the stage and they followed her lead beautifully. I’m so in awe of their poise on that stage, have I mentioned that? Watching those little 5 year olds (and a 6 year old) on that stage was something I’ve been looking forward to all year. Pixie can’t wait for the Acrobatics festival now!
She couldn’t wait to get her photo taken by the photographer so she can also start a Dance Scrapbook. I still can’t believe how far she has come in 2 years. She started dancing in April 2015, when she was just 3, and just blows me away with her dedication and love for dancing and her amazing teachers.
A HUGE thank you to Cassandra De Klerk from J&C Dance Creations for all the countless hours you have put into our girls and for helping them work towards their full potential.