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This is Dance Competition (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #051.a

I can’t say that I’m a great dance dad, but I’m learning.

We’ve just pushed through yet another dance competition season and we have the scars to show for it. Thankfully, we mostly tour on the local competition circuit so it means travel is limited to day trips. Yet that still means early morning hair-doing sessions (not my specialty) and lugging costumes carefully laid out in the back of the car so that they don’t wrinkle, and … of course … the anticipatory therapy sessions that go along with any kind of public performance.

You’d think after spending a year as a cartoon character, getting up on a stage in a tutu wouldn’t bother her that much.