Dance, Dance


I had all sorts of ideas of what I wanted to blog today. But alas, I started taking medicine on Monday and it has been making me very sick. So every night I just want to go home and lay down. So to make up for a lack of a post today. Here are a bunch of photos. From my dance years. Because I have been craving dance classes and my Stargazer Dance Team.

I hated this costume. Like really hated it. The leggings were plastic and made me really sweaty (TMI? Too bad.) And I "hated" pink when I was at this age. Also. I was in 5th grade. Who wear giant bows in 5th grade. So not cool. Although. Now. I realize how awesome that fringe vest really is and since it still fits me, I have worn it 80s dancing on 3 different occasions. Oh. And to make a music video.

These next two are from my cuter year. When we got sparkly little outfits with awesome headpieces and tutus. And when you are this little, everything is so cute and you just love being on stage. I'm right of the girl kneeling. Clearly I was a little thrown off.

See. Another awesome headpiece. Great tutu. Looking snazzy. This one was for Broadway Banana. I remember that distinctly  Also. I remember you shouldn't learn the banana walk and sugars on the same day. Willa Dean was having a heck of a time separating the two.

If you can't guess from this costume. The dance title was "Color Everywhere". Of course, what better way to match a song to a costume than by adding the rainbow. Also. Sequins under the armpits? Itchy. 

Can you guess what this dance number was? Nope? Okay. "Raining Men". We also had yellow umbrellas with tinsel coming off the end. Simply put. Favorite costume EVER. Favorite dance from childhood.

I don't remember why we had on wings and halo. But I do remember we would switch this white skirt out for a lime green one and add a hat for "Locomotion". Also. The two girls next to me, Hayley and Liz, were my best dance friends growing up. We would carpool together every class and hang out at someone's house from after school until carpool time.

This costume was a multi-use costume. Put the skirt on and add a silver spoon full of glitter? Spoon full of sugar. Take the skirt off and just wear the spandex shorts. You've got another costume. My Mom had requested I take the bandaids off my arm, but I refused. And now I will forever be wearing Minni Mouse bandaids.

And last but not least. Swing the Mood. Which we did two years in a row. It had 4 classes in it. It was 5 minutes long. And it was a tap dance. But it sure won us a lot of trophies. And... I still remember the majority of it. Because it was that awesome.
So there you have it. Dance costumes from my childhood. And me from my childhood. That red costume from when I was little is still one of the favorites. Did you do any fun activities growing up? Do you still have all your old costumes in a closet at home? Or is that just me?


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ShaunaQ said...

Aww! I used to be in dance when I was little, too! And I can't wait to put my daughter in. If she wants to, of course. I'm betting she does because she can make the living room her stage.

Amanda Schroeder said...

haha. this is comical. all my dance costumes were hideous. you are a cutie!

amanda @ we and serendipity

Kelsey Eaton said...

Those are some sexy outfits. Hot dang. Wish they had some in my size ;)

I was always so jealous of all my friends in dance because I remember the costumes being so awesome, haha!

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SarahJane Miller said...

Oh my heck! All of these are such gems! SOmetimes I wish I would have been a little dancer girl! Adorable.

Jasmine HellogmSunshine said...

Oh wow! you should see the ones that my sister and I have had to endure over the years.

kelsey bang said...

these dance pictures are fabouls!

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