Elite dancer

At the end of her dance class, my daughter was the last one out. Actually, she didn’t even come out. Where was she? This was most unlike her. Instead, her teacher asked if she could have a word, beckoned me in and shut the door.

What was wrong with her?

I knew she couldn’t have done anything naughty. Was she ill?

No, the teacher wanted to give us a special letter. A letter that nobody else had. A letter she didn’t want the others seeing in case they felt left out, jealous or upset.

The letter was inviting my girl to be part of the Elite Squad – the very best dancers in the school. The letter said she had been carefully selected and was one of only 30 out of 300 students to be chosen to perform the opening dance at the show in June.

I always knew my daughter would be selected one day, but I didn’t know when. The age at which children join the Elite Squad varies from year to year, but suffice to say she will be the youngest. She will be dancing with tweens, teens and even adults – all of the very best dancers in the school. And she’s been chosen because she’s in the top 10% – for style, flair and musicality, as well as attitude and attendance.

There is no guarantee of selection and no guarantee that students who have been chosen before will be chosen again this year.

But my daughter has done it again – she has shone as she always shines and it has been recognised. She can’t wait to start rehearsals!

I thought I would look forward to writing about her fabulous dancing after the show in June, but then I realised I’m proud RIGHT NOW of her being selected. I can write about the actual dancing when it happens. 

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  1. You must be so proud. And it’s wonderful that your daughter can see how hard work and a fab attitude brings rewards. She sounds like a gem x

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    • Thanks very much, Rachel, I really am proud! 🙂

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  2. Oh wow, that is amazing!! I’m sure she will be great in the show! Makes me long to do some ballet of my own again, but I think I *may* have passed the age where you are welcomed at amateur ballet classes…

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    • Thanks, Judith. I can’t to watch her – she always looks stunning (and I always have tears in my eyes). I’d love to try ballet too, but I think we’re both just a little bit too old and big 🙁

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  3. Oh Sarah you must be so proud, Clio loves her dancing but is flat footed and only gets a very average grade in her exams, how wonderful to have a daughter who is talented in dancing and enjoys it too.

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    • Thank you, I certainly am proud! It’s great that Clio enjoys it though and is still going with it – most girls have quite ballet by her age!

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    • I certainly am! Thanks very much, Leanne 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, Sonya. Her talent just keeps on shining! Nobody can miss her these days – she stands out because she’s just so good 🙂 x

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  4. She’s gone and done it again! What a talented little girl she is – I bet she is over the moon! I look forward to another post in June to read all about it 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, Suzanne! (And thanks for advising me to write something now rather than wait until June!)

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    • Thanks, Stella! Just what I thought 🙂

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  5. That is just brilliant Sarah, you must be jumping up and down with pride! I can’t wait to hear about the performance, suspect that will be one of your posts that makes me cry 🙂

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    • Probably! I just know it will make me cry watching her, it always does! She will be doing FIVE dances in the show!

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  6. Oh wow! No wonder you are so proud. Well done to your daughter and I look forward to your post in June x

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    • Thanks very much, Sharon 🙂

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  7. Thanks very much, Karen. x

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  8. Wow, that’s exciting news. It’s great when they find their ‘thing’ that they’re good at and it’s lovely to watch them shine at it.

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  9. Oh wow Sarah, I can feel and share your pride just reading this 🙂 how exciting, great news 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to the weekend blog hop…

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  10. Yay! That’s so exciting, well done to her. Dancing takes so much hard work, commitment and stamina, so she is doing amazing. Hope she is also really proud of her own achievements. I loved dancing as a child and did ballet and modern dance. I really believe it brings so much confidence. XX

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 I started dance classes when I was 36! So I’ m not really as good as my daughter, but I do love it! x

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  11. What an amazing achievement and made all the sweet for her, know you’re so proud. How lovely. #loudnproud

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    • Thanks very much, Jude 🙂

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  12. This is fantastic, such an amazing achievement for her. I also love the way the teacher told you both. Sounds like you have a true superstar in the making. Can’t wait to read all about the dance.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

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    • Thanks very much, Jane. She is a little superstar!
      Always a pleasure to link up 🙂

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