This weekend was my daughter’s first dance competition of the season. She had three dances on Saturday and three dances on Sunday. She also competed her solo for the first time, and wore her orange ribbon for Jaime.
Her dances did incredibly well, and scored as follows:
- Boom Clap (Petite Ballet) – “Breath of Fresh Air” Judges Choice Award, Elite Gold Medal, 4th place overall
- Girls Will Be Girls (Petite Jazz) – “Jazz It Up” Judges Choice Award, Elite Gold Medal, 3rd place overall
- Say Me (Junior Contemporary) – Platinum Medal, 9th place overall
- Never Enough (Teen Lyrical) – Platinum Medal, 2nd place overall
- No Roots (Petite Jazz Solo) – Elite Gold Medal
- Rhythm (Teen Production) – Platinum Medal, 3rd place overall
After competition on Sunday, we went to the Florida Panthers game. It was MSD Night. Before the game began, there was a presentation made to the 17 families of the fallen Eagles (which my daughter & I missed, because of competition awards). I watched it later, and it was so beautifully done.
The Panthers organization has been so wonderful over the past year. They gave over 1600 tickets for the game against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, so that faculty, staff, students and their families could be there to honor the 17 Eagles, as well as have a moment of reprieve from the difficult days leading up to the first anniversary. It was nice to spend time together outside of work, and let loose to scream at a hockey game.
There was also a memorial display that will remain permanently in the Den of Honor at the BB&T Center (where the Panthers play).