Thursday, June 21, 2012

Choo-Choo Chewing Gum

Dawna took a tap dancing class this year.  It was a very sentimental thing for me because her teacher, Miss Tracy, was the assistant in my tap classes many years ago.  It was like coming home when I took her to her first class.  

Dawna worked hard all year and learned two tap dances.  In the fall, her class learned a dance to "It's a Small World" and performed at a Halloween carnival.  Starting in January, they've been working on a dance to "Choo-Choo Chewing Gum," which is a WAY cute little song!  

This is her little studio.  After the first few weeks, Dawna wouldn't let me pick out her dance outfits... so regrettably, she is wearing a sparkly red velvet leotard OVER her brown sweat pants... lovely... 

Larry and Xochitl were good sports all year as they watched Dawna in dance class. In the above picture, Xochitl is feeding her "kitten."  Imagination is still the best entertainer. 

Near recital time, the costumes came--ALL the way from NEW YORK!  Mrs. Gentry (my old dance teacher who just died this year and to whom the studio is dedicated) had some kind of deal with a pro tailoring shop back there and it continues on.  They make SUCH cute recital outfits! You can tell Dawna knows she's cute! 

And here's her whole class! 4-6 years old, Marvelous Monday tappers! 



At June 22, 2012 12:25 PM , Blogger Katie Groneman said...

Holy cow she's huge! And her smile looks just like yours (I'm thinking of you in your "S" pose right now... oh man... good times!)


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