Friday, January 17, 2014

Dancing with the Stars

^^Warming up for and rehearsing during dress rehearsal.  

^^The dream team..and my costume (found it at Target!)
^^Best friends since we were toddlers :)
^^Hanging out backstage before opening number.

My show last week was such a blast.  The Community Council for the Arts in my hometown hosted a big fundraiser to raise money for the arts.  There were 8 couples...8 pro dancers paired with 8 hometown stars...and it was oh-so-fun to perform again.  Michael (my partner) did an amazing job! A non-dancer who put up with me making him do things a billion times, became such a great partner (lots of lifts!!), and was a ton of fun.

The Arts Council also brought in a hair and make team for all the dancers...and wow!, mine were amazing. These pictures don't do their work any justice.  I wish these ladies would show up to my house every morning.

My sister and parents helped me out so much during all these rehearsals.  A big thanks to them.  The boys came along with me for some of them...but they had fun playing trains at Mimi and Grandpa's house during a lot of those rehearsals as well. :)

And here's a really short snippet of our dance during rehearsal....hopefully I'll get a better copy of the actual show to share sometime soon.


Happy Friday!!!

35 comments :

Hallie Oceanside said...

How fun!!! You look gorgeous!

Kara said...

Ashley- looks like you had a blast preparing for the show! What a cool event :)

You looked absolutely beautiful in your costume, hair and makeup. I'm with you...I wish I could have someone do that every day!

Setarra said...

Run down of my thoughts while watching the video, "Yes Leg!" "Yes Chaines Turns!" "Yes Lift!" "Werrrk!" Can't wait to see the final cut of the video. You still got it Ashley! :)

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Emily said...

Eee! This made my Friday! Nothing like some chaines and partner lifts to brighten the day. You look fabulous--so exciting that you got to perform!

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

You look fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am in awe of your flexibility. You should be proud of yourself, Ashley!

Helene in Between said...

you are a beautiful dancer!!! i loved watching the clip, I want more!!

Helene in Between said...

you are a beautiful dancer!!! i loved watching the clip, I want more!!

TheTinyHeart said...

You look gorgeous! I'm going to watch the video when I get home from work :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Amanda said...

Watching your video really makes me miss dancing! You have lovely lines! I am participating in the Blogging Bigs & Littles Network and I found your blog because my "little" sited yours as inspiration for hers! x

Alisha @ The Alisha Nicole said...

I def would love to see the full performance!! You are great and that is one of my fav songs right now!

RoselyC said...

You look beautiful. Such a fun opportunity and I love the song you are dancing to.

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Oh wow you are an incredible dancer!!!

Talisha Reupena said...

SO awesome!! Congratulations and great job!!

Ash said...

Okay, I'm officially in awe of you... I couldn't begin to dream of moving like that! And you looked gorgeous!

Caroline said...

Ahhh you're such an amazing dancer & you look drop dead gorgeous!

B said...

The hair and make up look great!! you are a beautiful dancer! so impressive that you have stuck with it even now that you've got two boys. so good you do something for you :)

Kelsey Eaton said...

Great job! It was fun to see you dance. Your makeup looks fabulous!!

Emily Carnes said...

I"m so glad you shared a little video--I've been wanting to see you dance. :) The event looks like so much fun--I've not been able to attend the ones our town has. Hopefully I can this year!

Kelley Gilster said...

Whoa loved the short video. More videos please!

LEIGH said...

How fun!!!! You looked AMAZING! You always do, but like you said, your hair and make up team was so good!

Because of Jackie said...

Is it bad that I am really jealous that you have such amazing dance talent and I have almost none?! Even my five year old can dance better than me!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Looks like so much fun! Would love to see more of the dance...amazing!!

Kelly said...

Wow, this is awesome - you did such a great job!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

This is so amazing, Ashley, and you look so gorgeous!!!

Chelsea Mac said...

Congrats doll! You looked awesome and even the snippet looked amazing :)

Chelsea
Haute Child in the City

Because Shanna Said So said...

Ashley!!! This is so much fun! You rocked it...look at those perfectly pointed toes! I adore that you continue to practice your love of dance. What a great way to raise money and shine! You looked gorgeous! I wish I could have seen this live!

Misty B said...

You are so stunningly beautiful, inside and out! Way to work it, girl!

Sarah said...

More dancing videos please!!!

Susannah said...

Looks like it was such a fun event!!!! You're so talented! :-)

Krista said...

This is so awesome, what fun to get to perform! Looks like such a fun time :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ahhh! Look at you go!!! I am so impressed by your dancing skills!! Also, you are gorgeous!

Nora Spaulding said...

I love dancing! and I don't do it anymore... sad. You look fabulous and amazing dancing so far. I'd love to see the rest! be sure to share~

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Jennifer Durham said...

That is awesome! You did such a great job and look so gorgeous!

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