Steph had her last dance recital yesterday. It’s been 14 years of friends and laughter and fun. In some ways I’ll probably miss it almost as much as she does (although not the $$$$). She’s made some wonderful friends and had some amazing teachers that were both mentors and confidantes. It has helped keep her sane in a world that I’m sure often seemed crazy. It has given her confidence and poise and helped her grow into the talented young woman she is now.
I figured out that she has done 118 dance routines in that time – tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, ballet, contemporary and even some acro. This stage is over but a new one is beginning. She is going on to college where she will be minoring in dance.
“Beginnings are usually scary and endings are always sad, but it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living for.” Sandra Bullock
And here is one of my absolute favorite routines of the past 14 years. It really shows how far she’s come. It was choreographed by the amazingly talented Michelle Paradise-Rosolen and won top awards at all our competitions this year. Sorry for the shaky video, this is Steph and Robert P. tapping to Mercy.