Tuesday, February 3, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance

For those of you who have heard of this show, you know how awesome it is. For those who haven't...I feel for you. :) So You Think You Can Dance is a dance competition on TV that is similar to American/Canadian Idol, except dancing instead of singing. The first season of the Canadian version started shortly after getting home from Ukraine and ended about a month and a half ago. It was our tradition every Wednesday to sit down and watch the show together. It was Emma's favorite (mama's too) As soon as I found out the top ten dancers would be touring Canada, I was one of the first ones online to buy tickets. I knew Emma would go absolutely wild seeing her favorite dancers in person. Well, yesterday was the long awaited day. We started out our evening with a nice supper at the Mongolie Grill (build your own stirfry)..... Emma at the restaurant, eagerly awaiting her surprise for later: Watching the chef cook our stirfry: Daddy's Girl: And Mama's Girl: After supper we headed off to Rexall Place. We told Emma to keep her eyes open for a big building, because that would be where her surprise is. She pointed at almost every single building and asked if that was it. We kept telling her no, it's a BIG building. When we got there and she saw it she said, "OH!" as if to say, "Oh, that's what you mean when you say big!"

The show was absolutely amazing. It was priceless to see Emma's reaction when the lights went out, then all of a sudden the whole place was lit up with lights and lazers. When the theme song of the show started blaring through the sound system, Emma knew exactly what she was there for and she was EXCITED. Although I'm not sure which excited her more....the dancers or the huge tub of popcorn she had on her lap! I wish I could have caught some of her reactions on camera. It was hard for me to watch the show, watch Emma and try to catch the perfect moments on film. I gave up after awhile, as I like the show just as much as Emma and I wanted to enjoy it. Emma quickly figured out how to clap and scream along with all the other young girls in the building (much to Terry's delight. Yes, he was there and yes, he liked it!) Every time a dancer was introduced individually, Emma would go wild. The announcer would say something like, "Ladies and gentlemen, heeeere's NICO!" The crowd would go wild and Emma would throw her hands up in the air and scream, "NICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!" So cute! You can watch the video below to see a taste of what we enjoyed: (sorry, the quality of the video gets really bad when you put it on blogger)

And here's a short video of Emma:

After the show, it took forever to get out of that place. We were so crowded with people pushing from every side...very reminiscent of a Kiev bus ride.
How not to lose Emma:
Souvenir....Emma's thinking "Enough pictures already!"

So that was our evening. We finally arrived home after 11pm (on a school night!) This morning was the first time ever that I had to wake Emma up for school!

1 comment:

  1. Tara,

    Thanks for your post. I checked out your blog today and it was a great encouragement. It sounds like you are making great progress. I will be interested to follow your story. We are off to court tomorrow. Big day! Reading your reflections after coming home has really helped us settle in for the night.