Tyler Bree had dance tryouts over the weekend...this was her first time. Although she's been dancing for six years, this was the first time she's actually auditioned in front of judges...a closed audition I might ad, so I have no idea how she actually did. Can you say nerve wracking?!? She did great (considering), and made the team she wanted! We were so proud of her hard work, as she had to learn three dances in two days and the choreography was the same as was taught to the "big girls", so needless to say, it was pretty challenging.
It's a tricky situation with kids her age....
I remember being able to put pressure on myself to practice harder and improve, but she has such a different personality than me and I don't think she'll ever get to that point of intense self-motivation...which in turn, makes me the pressure-putter-onner. read: dance mom. But this year, being her first, I thought I could save that for a few years down the road when she's matured a bit and can handle it. There's no need for pressure this time around...I just want her to have fun.
And I'm pretty sure she did. I'll never forgot that proud, toothless smile when I showed her the email announcing who made the teams...priceless for sure!