Monday, July 26, 2010

Princess Dance Camp / Survivor Camp

Back in the spring, I won a raffle - the prize was a gift certificate to a local kids' gym, to be used for summer camp.  We used the gift certificate to send Mister J to a "Survivor"-themed camp and Miss M to a "Princess Dance Camp" last week.

The highlight of Princess Dance Camp was an end-of-week performance, though I daresay the actual purchase of tap shoes was an equally big deal for Miss M!  (Note to Grandma RL and Grandpa H - I'm sorry that my narrow feet were hard to fit for dance shoes, and thank you so much for 15 years' worth of assorted dance shoes!  Miss M needed wide tap shoes, so I'm starting to feel your pain.)

Here are several photos (I have loads more!) followed by a video of Miss M's first tap performance.

The Princess Walk
The princesses got to come out one by one, spin, curtsy, and blow a kiss.  My princess moved fairly quickly and my camera wanted to focus on the heads of the people in front of me - therefore, I have blurry photos of the Princess Walk.

The entire cast singing - with arm/hand motions - to "A Whole New World"

The older princesses dance to "Anything Can Happen" from Mary Poppins

I'm sure Miss M loved the long ballet skirts!

"You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray
for their jazz number .
(also known as the "wiggle, wiggle" song by Miss M!)

They tap danced to "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks & Dunn.
Miss M was so excited to wear her tap shoes that she was showing them to me - and making sure that I noticed them - before the tap number began!   

(Note:  I was holding the video camera in my left hand while snapping photos with a camera in my right hand.  Apologies for the camera sounds in the background and the wiggly video!)

One last photo of my Princess M at the end of the performance.  The girls did several crafts during the week, including their princess hats (see photo of the Princess Walk) and wands.

Survivor Camp didn't have an end-of-week performance, but I was able to get a few snapshots of the kids on one of their obstacle courses.  This one had water, quicksand, and a sneaky shark - plus plenty of balance, jumping, and tumbling activities.  

Both kids had a great time, and I'm sure we'll be back for camps again next summer!


Shannon said...

So, so cute!! Looks like the kids had a great time.

The Smittys said...

oh my goodness! i definitely need to sign up my baby girl next year! she would LOVE this!