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February 23, 2007

Dancing Queen

Filed under: Personal — chantal @ 9:38 am

Tomorrow is my daughter’s first dance competition, in Dayton, Ohio. Chanel is 9 and is in her 4th year of dance. She does tap and ballet and will be competing in both.

getting ready
getting ready for the Christmas Show, 2006

It’s amazing for me to see how motivated, determined, and competetive she is. She has a ton of talent (and this isn’t just the mom talking)…and on top of dancing several hours every week, she maintains excellent grades.

What’s even more amazing for me is to see her with a level of confidence and self-esteem I never had.

backstage surprise, Christmas Show, 2006

She doesn’t realize it, but she inspires me in so many ways.



  1. Well, Chantal, you must be doing something right. She sure sounds like she has a lot of positive attributes going for her! I’m sure that her mom and dad give lots of praise and encouragement!

    Comment by paul — February 28, 2007 @ 7:35 am | Reply

  2. Thanks Paul!
    She did really well at the competition. Her tap routine won a High-Silver (which the equivalent of a gold) medal, and her ballet won a Silver. Of course, she was mad…she wanted Elite Gold for everything. She did exceptionally well though, I couldn’t be more proud!

    Comment by Chantal — February 28, 2007 @ 8:35 am | Reply

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