^^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.