Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I thought I would give you a dance team update.......We finished the dance last night! Woo hoo! It's a fun dance that's about 2 1/2 mintutes. We perform on the 20 and 21 of November - 4 times (girls and guys basketball games both nights). Try outs are in less than a week...ahh! I forgot to write about the ending of my dance team outfit story... I left the story off at that Hailee was going to let me and some other girls wear something else. Fast forward a week or so...I go into the dance store (Zebra Butterfly) to get sized for shoes and pants. I told the lady (Alice) that I talked with Hailee about wearing something else. I sat with Alice for about 30 min looking through every dance catalog she had and could NOT find a different alternative. I left with the idea in mind thinking I would wear a form fitting white t-shirt underneath and be fine being the only one wearing it...Days passed...I started getting a little frustrated.....My mother found a t-shirt that I could wear. The same day my mom found the shirt, a girl from the dance team (Tiffany) came over showing me the new tops Hailee had picked out for us to wear. ADORABLE! They are short sleeve, royal blue, sequency flowy tops. They are so cute! I was thinking about it and thinking about my thought processes throughout. I'm really glad I said something. I'm not trying to pat myself on the back, but I'm glad that I didn't lower my standards even if it was just for the games. There are people in my ward that go to OIT games and would see me dancing. If I was dancing in a halter, I know I wouldn't feel good about it. I would also feel bad because what a poor example I would have been?! What about my YCL's from Girl's Camp? What about the little kids in my primary? I know they don't all go to the games, but still...I would regret not having said anything. I'm also grateful that Hailee changed the tops completely. I have never asked her specifically why but I should thank her for her decision. I think girls overall will feel more comfortable dancing in these different tops. Yay! That's all I have to say.


Savannah said...

I'm so impressed! I'd love to see what the new tops look like!

Summer said...

It is always awesome to know that you did the right thing. I think it's really great that you didn't expect everyone else to change, but that your coach (is that what she is?) felt that it was important to respect your standards and have everyone do it. Can't wait to see pictures!