Our little Highland Dancer

April 10, 2010

Sarah started taking Highland Dance lessons this year and it is so adorable to watch her.

She loves it!

This is a good thing because before she was born, D’Arcy used to say that if we ever had daughters, he hoped they’d be highland dancers.  Apparently, the very best students he’s ever had have been dancers.  It teaches organization, discipline & self-confidence, among other things.

Earlier this month, her dance teacher sent me an email which said, “Sarah is capable of doing both Starlight tests. You can’t do the second one without doing the first; not allowed. Sarah is progressing very nicely and it looks like she is nearly ready to try competitions, just have a little to fix on pas de basques and high cuts. She has potential.  Sarah is one of the ones that comes in and you just hope they stick with it because the talent is so obvious.”

So Easter Monday, she took both Starlight 1 & Starlight 2 tests.

For these tests, she had to wear a white blouse with 3/4 sleeves, kilt, knee socks & highland dance slippers.  (She doesn’t have to wear a vest until her first competition.) Her hair had to be in a bun.  As it turned out, we should have had her bangs slicked back, but we’ll know that for next time! She was very excited to be dressed up like a real dancer, and wearing my old kilt!

She went right in to the exam room each time without any trepidation and came out smiling!  She told us she had to skip, bow, show some different positions and various other things.  I’m not sure at what point we’ll get her results, but it really doesn’t matter.  She’s just happy to be a “real” highland dancer!


One Response to “Our little Highland Dancer”

  1. Em Says:

    And does she ever look like a real highland dancer!! Congrats to her, I can’t wait to hear the results (and see her in action someday, too). I love highland dancing…and if there happens to be a little MISS in my tummy, hopefully her cousin Sarah will inspire her to dance as well 🙂

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