Over the weekend my wife and I took in something we look forward to every year. It was time for the annual invitational dance competition at the Performing Arts Centre. Both of our granddaughters were dancing and we wouldn’t miss it for the world, and we weren’t the only ones who thought that way.
The first performances on Saturday morning were at nine, so we decided to leave the house at around 8:30, which would give us plenty of time to find a parking spot and a good seat. Parking is always at a premium during this event and we always go prepared to park a couple of blocks from the venue, which is exactly where we ended up both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Saturday morning, people were lined up to the street. Fortunately, things moved at a rapid pace. This usually impatient guy always seems to exercise a little more patience when his wife is at his side. Thanks honey.
All the dancers look beautiful and you could tell they were having a ball dancing in front of a big crowd. After the first half hour I was thinking to myself, “Man, I wish I had a stake in a dance costume business!” Those things don’t look cheap!
In the lobby area, there was a desk set up where people could buy single flowers for the dancers when they were finished their set. I made sure the girls got their flowers for jobs well done! The flowers stand was another little business I wish I had a piece off. At $3 a flower, how could you not buy one? I don’t know how many flowers were sold, but every dancer had at least one. Some had as many as four! Ca-ching!
All in all, it was a wonderful weekend of dance.
Congratulations to all the dancers!