My girls competed in their first ever Highland Dance competition yesterday. Here's M before hand, posing and practicing.
She did ever so well, won a second place (and got a medal) in the fling. She only danced two dances (the fling and the sword) as we wanted to ease her into things. She's determined to dance all the dances next time so she has a chance to win the overall trophy!
R didn't want to dance. Stage fright. You could hear her in the audience apparently "I'm NOT DANCING" and "NO". But, she wanted her participation ribbon (all the little ones get one) so she agreed to go on, eventually, and the piper had to pipe just for her as she'd missed her place in the competition with her freak out. She did it, enjoyed it, and wants to go back again and be brave next time! Here she is showing off her ribbon!
This took all morning, so I didn't end up baking that afternoon, just made this Sundried Tomato, Sausage and Olive Pie for dinner. Yummy!