The Nutcracker

On Saturday the boys went hiking and Alayna and I went to her auditions for The Nutcracker! 🙂
She hasn’t taken ballet for very long and she has never had a dance audition before, so this was a whole new experience for her. Earlier in the week Alayna and I had a little chat to prep her so she would know what to expect through this process. It was a week of her saying yes, and there were a few days where she had decided she wasn’t going to go when she realized if she made it into the performance that she would be dancing in front of a large crowd. But after some thought and time she changed her mind and that morning she decided to give it a shot! 🙂 I was proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone and trying something hard. 
We got to the studio and we signed in, paid the audition fee, got her number and then the girls went into the room and got ready for their audition. They were divided by age group and Alayna’s group were girls and one boy ages 5-8 years old. 
She’s the one closest to the camera with the pink scrunchie around her bun. 🙂
Her dance teacher taught them a few small combinations and her husband and her sister (also dance teachers at the studio) took notes on each dancer. 
Sorry for the blurry pics. My friend was nice enough to let me borrow her cell phone to take pics since I forgot my camera at home. I was also taking pictures through a glass door so the quality is pretty sad…you get the idea though! 🙂
The auditions lasted for about 45 min. and boy did Alayna look tired when they came out. I think she drank 2 entire bottles of water!! 😛
It was fun to watch her try this new experience. We should find out this coming week if she made it or not. Fingers crossed!!! 😀
Way to go Alayna, Ashlynn, and Kylee!!

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