On the long ride to Greensboro, Sydney and her friend Emily explained to Freedom what to expect while she was there. The days are very long and there are lots of dancers and dances to watch. The girls checked into their hotel rooms so they could get a good night’s sleep before dancing the next day.
Everyone had to be at the auditorium early the next morning. Sydney’s mom helped her put on her makeup and once that was finished she was able to put on the costume for her first dance. Sydney did a jazz dance to “Girls of the USA”. Freedom loved the pink costumes and thought the girls did a great job. Later in the day Sydney and her friend Emily did a tap dance to “In the Summertime”, Freedom thought the music reminded her of being at the beach. There were many types of dances to see while they were in Greensboro: ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, and lyrical. Freedom thought taking a tap class might be fun!
At the end of the day when awards were given out, the Petite Dance Company did a fantastic job. Freedom was so excited for the girls when they found out their dances earned Platinum and High Gold ranking as well as Overall 1st and 2nd places.
On Sunday there were more dances and dancers to watch before loading the car and coming home to get ready for the school the next day. Freedom enjoyed learning more about the different dance forms and would still love to take a tap class.