Miss Angela is going to be the death of me.
Try-outs for the high school dance team were Monday & today. Of course, she had already told me that she was only going to dance at the studio this year, no cheerleading or anything, so I didn't bother getting her the required sports physical when she went in for her regular "well-child" visit before school started.
So Monday, we had stopped at Mom's after Angel's ortho appointment & all of a sudden it was imperative she get to try-outs. Luckily, Mom told me about a little clinic near her house that does walk-in physicals, so we stopped in. It was 5 when we finally left the clinic & try-outs began at 4:15.
Then we weren't even sure where try-outs were being held. So it was easily 5:30 when she finally got in the room. I wasn't in a hurry, because I assumed try-outs were just that & there were 2 days to actually go in & do your thing. Guess not! They apparently had to learn a couple short routines and actual try-outs are today. Luckily, she was welcomed in & one of the varsity girls took her to the side & got her caught up on what they'd covered already.
I have to work this out in my mind, since it already sounds pretty likely she'll make the team. The varsity girl I just mentioned was really impressed with her skillz. And Angel said what they covered was pretty easy, too. She was tickled with doing a kickline!
I emailed one of the coaches & she told me that they dance for both football & basketball home games. I get the impression that the dance team performs at half-time and the cheerleaders do their thing on the sidelines for the whole game. And the dance team competes, too. The varsity team has already qualified for Nationals!
The issue I have is making sure that school dance team & studio dance team don't conflict. She's got classes at the studio on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday ((insert eye roll here)) and school practices on Monday & Wednesday. OK, groovy.
However.....games. Yeah. Football is nice & straight forward. Games on every other Thursday at 4:30. Basketball is nuts! They have them it looks like random dates & times! It's too confusing to even list! WTF ! ! ! And I'm afraid to think about competitions! 3-4 for school team and 2 for the studio team. On the plus side.....only one costume for school!
I did manage to talk her into dropping 2 of her studio classes if need be. She could easily drop 3 / all of her Tuesday classes - but she really likes lyrical, so I will be nice.