I've been talking about how the dance team was going to go on this trip to Disney World right, and we just got back and it was the most amazing thing ever and totally different then I had ever thought that it would be. First off, I got way closer to my friends (even though we already were close). We spent so much time together and got to share the most incredible feeling ever together. When arriving at the airport on Friday, everyone was excited, even the parents. Nobody could contain themselves and everyone was taking pictures and letting their adrenaline run wild. It took about 45 minutes in the plane to Chicago then we waited another 3 and 1/2 hours at the Chicago airport until boarding our plane to Florida which was a 2 and 1/2 hour flight. By that time it was about 11pm before we actually got to our hotel. We all stayed up way to late that Friday night, considering we all had to get up at 5 then next morning to get ready, doing hair, makeup, costumes, etc. Some of us were running on 2 hours of sleep. The next day we went to the MGM Studios park where we competed at the Indiana Jones show stage. We walked in and took a look at the stage and our hearts started racing. The anticipation kicked in while we waited until it was our turn to compete.
We ran onto the stage for our pom routine and the feeling I got while performing there was the best feeling I have ever experienced. Being with the girls I know and love and dancing at Disney World and giving our entire all to this dance, it was just, undescribable. We came back off the stage feeling amazing about our performance and when awards rolled around, we had made it into semifinals. Now it was time for our jazz dance. We've always struggled with jazz this year so we were really not looking forward to performing it. Not to mention seeing all the other groups before we went that were absolutely flawless, it totally brought down our self confidence. So we ran out onto the stage, nervously, and competed our jazz. It wasn't really the same feeling when we ran off stage and we felt way worse about our performance but it was okay. We came here thinking that our pom would do incredible and didn't expect anything from jazz. The awards rolled around again and we were so embarassed that we didn't even go down to floor like all of the other groups had. We just sat in the bleachers listening to the names of the other teams being called when all of a sudden we heard the announcer say,"KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL IS IN FINALS" and immediately we all started bawling. We didn't expect anything at all and we made it into finals! We went happily back to our hotel to get some sleep for the next day where we had to compete again.
Sunday, we competed at the ESPN center still getting up at like 5 in the morning though. We arrived to the arena and our mouths dropped. The stage and the seating was huge. It was totally incredible and we couldn't wait to perform. We went backstage and got ready to compete our pom. We didn't really expect anything else. We were in the top 25 in the nation what else could you want? So we just went out and gave it our everything. After running off the stage everyone felt amazing again. But this time it was more. We anxiously awaited awards again, not expecting anything at all. We had gotten what we wanted. But as they were reading the pom teams who had made it into finals, we heard our name again and we all started crying. It was totally amazing. So we went and did our pom dance once again and this time was the last time we would ever compete it so we did the best that we could and gave everything. We didn't really care what happened after this point. We later did our jazz and we finally pulled it together and we all felt amazing about it as well. We went into awards not expecting anything once again. We found out that we got 16th in both pom and jazz which is pretty darn good.
It was the most amazing feeling in the entire world and I wish that everyone could experience what it was like sometime in their life. If you want to see our performances, the website is http://www.varsity.com/event/1326/2010_national_dance_team_championship.aspx and just type in our school name in the box and you can find our dances.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers!