Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Weekend

When everyone gets to be a little bit Irish.

And Irish Dancers get to dance themselves crazy.

This past weekend started with a show up in Ft. Collins for the band Celtica.  It was pretty awesome.  Seriously!

opening number of Amazing Grace
amazing piper skills!
Bennett Dancers!

Saturday morning, I opted out of doing the St. Patrick's Day Parade.  I was glad in retrospect, since it was cold and windy and overcast!  Brrrr!!

Our team for the day consisted of 5 dancers, my mom (our roadie) and an out of town friend (Hi Bree!).  We danced... 6 different shows.  They ranged from 15 to 30 minutes.  It was a lot of running around!!! We dealt with wind, snow, rain and sunshine. Good thing we all had matching coats with our dance outfits!

matching! poor Julie (on the right) was FREEZING

getting ready!

On Sunday, the "bar" teams only had 2 shows.  We combined a couple of teams together to get 6 dancers. Our first show was interesting... one of our dancers almost got bit by a dog! Luckily she was alright, and the drunks watching the shows mostly managed to stay off our stage. The second show of the day was short and sweet and SUPER tight. Unfortunately, I didn't get many pictures of either show.
awesome team!!

Monday... the ACTUAL holiday.  I carpooled with the awesome Courtnay and her kick-ass daughter Hannah.  We started at 10am.... and did 8 shows with the last one ending after 7:30. What a long day!!! But it was nice out, people were excited to see us dance, and we all had fun. Our team on Monday was a little different than Saturday and Sunday... but we were a good, fun group! I love my dance family.
Monday team!
my favorite redhead!
phone hack by H&J... love these girls!

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