The stage, set for Pass the Peace - Lip Sync. As I rummage through my pictures, I realize I didn't take any photos the night of the performance. I also didn't take any of just the stage. So I have to show you blurred and purposely visually challenging images [liability/privacy issues] These are from dress/tech rehearsal. It would have been insane trying to get pictures the night of the actual show. My job was to run from back stage to the bungalow across the way, line them up to get on stage...one by one...all the while, keeping them silent. Yeah right : "Am I on next? Where's my headset? I need a microphone! I'm nervous! What if I fall off the stage?" [Again, ALL ME]
The only one who didn't seem nervous or concerned about anything, turned out to be the unanimous winner! And she knew it! At first, she was in a group with three others. They split up because of "lack of commitment" issues. As she was paired with another, the two of them had a falling out the week of the show and split up. This 5th grader arrived at dress rehearsal the night before the final performance and knocked us all off our feet/chairs/gravity!
If you ever get the chance to watch kids perform on stage, do it. Even if you don't have kids. These kids [mostly girls - two boys] put everything they have into their performances. They are more present and more in-their-bodies than I ever was in elementary school. Some of these ten year-olds have better moves than I do today [okay, that's not saying much] ... Let's say, perhaps better moves than Gregg does today! Okay? Okay! ::snap::