Monday, March 21, 2016
On Day 2 of Indy LIVE, I had to wake up at 4:00 a.m. to leave for Indy by 5:00. We arrived at the Convention Center a little after 7:00. I had around 30 minutes to do my hair and makeup. Once I was done with that, I went to our team room. I stretched out and put Icy Hot on my knees. Then, I went through the Senior 3 dance. I did this to make sure I remembered all of my new spots. We went to the warm up room around 8 and then performed. Our coaches said that it was the best performance that Senior 3 has performed all year. I loved filling in on that team. I had about 30 minutes until Senior 4 went on so I sat in our team room until we had to meet our coach. We also had a great performance. I am going to miss this team so much.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
On Saturday, it was Day 1 of Indy LIVE. I woke up at 8:00 a.m. to start getting ready. We left at 10:00 to go to Indy. When we arrived, we went to our teams room. At these competitions, our gym pays for a room for our families and us to sit in when we don't want to be in the competition arena. This was the day that the special needs team performed. We met with our two girls and stretched out with them. Once it was time to go to warmups, we walked to the room and warmed up their stunts and practiced their tumbling. We then went over their routine and got a drink of water. After this we went to the "Team Loading" area and waited for their turn to perform. Once they announced "Wabash Valley Pride", we got to walk down a red carpet and go to the stage. The girls did great! After the performance, they got trophy's and to sit in the Leader Lounge. I am going to miss helping out with this so much when the season is over!
Thursday, March 10, 2016
This week has been very busy for me. At practice on Sunday, I was asked to join another team for the competition this weekend. This means I have spent around 11 hours at cheer in the last 4 days. This does not include the time it takes to drive to and from cheer. We have been working on cleaning our routines to make them the best they can possibly be. On Sunday, we worked mainly on stunts and tumbling for both teams I will be on this weekend. On Monday for Senior 4 practice, we continued cleaning our routine and focused on stunts. We changed some stunts to make the routine the best we can. On Wednesday at Senior 4 practice, we spent almost the entire time working on changing the dance. We did this for over an hour and a half. The dance is so much better than it was before. I think both teams will do great this weekend!
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
This year, my team will be competing at Indy LIVE. It is on March 12 and 13, depending on what level you are on. This competition is very different from any other competition. As our team is announced, we will walk the red carpet to enter from the front of the stage. We will be walking down the center of the audience to a song that we choose. This is different from other competitions because normally you enter the stage from the back and they play a random song. Another thing that is different about this competition is the Leader Lounge. Before our scores are announced, each of us will be given a performer trophy. If you have the highest score in your division, you get escorted across the stage and get to stay in the leader lounge until someone beats your score or until you win the division. I cannot wait for this competition!