I was never going to run a competition program, guys.
I wanted to teach people to appreciate dance for the art of it; to love it JUST to love it - without the outside validation.
Slowly we started to dip our toes into the competition world. For kids who loved to dance, who wanted more of a challenge, who loved spending time in the studio.
Now, Fusion has a competitive team of 26 dancers from age 6 thru 17. We took 19 routines to Groove in Des Moines this weekend. We’re (really) still a cute, little, baby team. And do you know what this cute, little, baby team did? They placed in the Top Ten with ALL FOUR of their Group Pieces; SEVEN of our solos and duets placed in the Top Ten; THREE routines earned Special Judges Awards; and EVERY SINGLE ROUTINE earned better scores than their last performance. I am Blown. Away.
Can I tell you what makes me happiest, though?
I still accomplished what I’d always hoped. My team loves to dance. They love to tell stories. They understand that THAT is what they’re doing, and they do a dang good job. AND - I have dance families who GET IT. We love the plaques and trophies, but these dance families get what we’re doing. And THAT is at the top of my highlight reel.
But…you can be dang sure I’ll be hanging that FIRST OVERALL AWARD from my Large Group Teen Team on the wall tomorrow.
My name is Miranda and I'm a mom, spouse, dance teacher, and entrepreneur. I’m going to share my life with you. The good, the bad, the weird. I hope to inspire you, encourage you, make you laugh. I’ll be honest. And I can’t wait to learn more about you through it all.