Kick It Up Dance Competition

Of all three competitions this year, this weekend, by far, has been the best.  The girls and their teams danced better than we’ve ever seen.  Their precision, their drive, their performances, and their stage presence was off the charts.

Knowing how hard these girls work, week after week, class after class, correction after correction -  when a parent sees their child execute something they’ve been working so hard and so passionately at, it’s like no other feeling in the word.  Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.  Annika accepted a very special, standout judge’s award, called “Sweetheart Award.”  Out of 100 dances, 8 different dances schools throughout the GTA and beyond, Annika was singled out.  It was so special to see.  Not only that, Annika won her solo division and ranked 4th Overall Novice Soloist, out of all the solos ages 10 and under.

On top of that, Selena’s jazz group today scored their highest ever score, a Platinum (score of between 91-94%).

To top off all of these personal awards, Emotion Dance Company won 1st Place OVERALL STUDIO!  To win this, the judges add up a certain percentage of the highest scores each studio gets, and whoever has scored highest, wins.

It’s hard to put into words how happy and proud James and I are.  Our girls work so hard, and to see that awarded in this way is the best feeling in the world!

To add to the dance excitement this weekend, we all had the privilege of staying at Nissim and Anat’s brand new condo in North York!  They moved in in December, and we’ve all been eagerly awaiting this weekend visit.  A fantastic, 6 course kosher meal greeted us, open-armed and so hospitable.  Couldn’t ask for two better friends than those two xo


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Huge special thanks to this girl – Ms. Liz has worked hard with Annika to perfect her dancing.  It has truly shown.  Annika has a special gift on stage, and her teachers know how to bring the best out of Annika!

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Accepting her special Sweetheart Award from the mascot!

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Showing off her hardware (first ever trophy!) For Overall 4th Soloist

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Selena after her jazz performance

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Showing off her Platinium ribbon and the special stuffy that the mascot handed to her xo

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Annika was chosen, during adjudication, to play a game….

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…. and she and Nadia won!


Spectacular weekend – confirming that we’re on the right path - the time, the effort, the money, the stress, the worry – it’s all worth it when you witness a weekend like this! xo


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