After an exciting and nerve wracking weekend, we are are home. I know many of you have a vested interest in this young dancer now, so here are the details.
|The three dancers who represented the Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy at YAGP.|
Isaac danced in the Junior Classical Division, which includes dancers age 12-14. There were 77 dances with participants from all over the United States and Canada. Because he was one of the youngest dancers, he was near the beginning. My sister purchased a couple of hours of their video link so everyone at home could watch him dance. She then held her camera up to the computer and recorded his dances. They are not great quality, but you get the added bonus of hearing the family's reactions, should you care to watch.
Peasant Pas Variation from Giselle
Variation from Satanella
Isaac placed in the top twelve--the youngest to place in the Junior Division of the competition.
|All of the dancers on stage before handing out awards.|
He didn't win cash, but he did get a certificate (pink with a ballerina on it--poor boys) that was good for two pair of ballet shoes. That is as good as money, right?!
All I wanted for him from this experience was for him to dance well, to be happy with his performances and to get exposure on a national stage. He got all of those and more. It was a great weekend.