The team won gold!
There was a trophy for best of the gold teams that went to a different school, and our kids were beyond disappointed that they didn’t take it home. I wish I could say there is a lesson in this for the green team, but I ‘m struggling to come up with one. Our kids really laid down the gauntlet, every one of them in every dance. They were crisp, sharp and dead-on to the beat. Their posture was professional, and their moves smooth and elegant and fun to watch. Even the other schools and judges came up to us and said so, and yet the trophy was given to a different team.
And so we, as adults, tried to help the kids come to realize that since they did their best, it did not matter. But doesn’t it? The kid inside me was screaming, “NO FAIR.” The adult inside me says, “oh well, we’ll get it next year.” And so ends another season of Dancing Classrooms. I’m exhausted from the time and effort we put in, and so very proud of the kids. I need the year to regroup before we start up next Spring with the new dance team; but I know I will be looking forward to it when the times comes.