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Thursday, January 23, 2014


Madison and I spent the weekend in Winston Salem at 
a dance convention called

It is a faith based ministry with JESUS as their main focus.
Their goal is to IMPACT dancers from the, "inside-out!"
Our journey began Friday as we packed up and 
headed for a weekend full of... well we just weren't sure what to 
expect since this was our first time?!?!?!!!!!

Our first stop was lunch at 
Cracker Barrell!

We enjoyed breakfast for lunch!
After lunch of course we had to do some quick shopping then
we were on our way.

This was a last minute decision for us to attend so there were not 
any rooms at the Embassy or Marriott where DR took place.
We stayed down the road at the Wingate.
Very nice hotel, but would've been nice to be at the hotel
where all the action was happening.

We quickly got registered and our 
DR experience was about to begin!
Friday evening began with a fun dance party where 
everyone dressed in white.

It even snowed!!!!!

After the dance party Madison and I headed to Target & Starbucks!
It was just too early to go back to the hotel.

Things got started for us early Saturday morning.
We awoke around 6 a.m. to eat breakfast and begin
our DR experience.
At 8 a.m. we all met for their 
Dynamic Devotion which consisted of prayer,
some very artistic inspirational dances and 
some encouraging words to begin our day.
On the left is Michelle Brogan: Director of Dance Revolution
She lead the devotion.  Here she is announcing two teachers whose flights were
delayed the night before.

Madison and I then separated and went to our dance classes.
She participated in the Senior Group and I went to the Teacher Classes.
There were lots of dancers in Madison's classes, but not so many in the teacher's classes.
I participated in Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tribal Funk and a Marketing Class.
All of the classes were very informative about incorporating Jesus and your 
faith into your dance classes at home.

In between classes I would come and check on Madison!

I found Ms. Shannon taking in some fun choreography!

Some of the dancers in Madison's classes. 
This is just one group.

After classes we rushed back to shower and change clothes.
We came back in time to enjoy the DR SHOWCASE.
Studios can bring dances to showcase which are usually inspirational pieces
to christian music.  There were several numbers and everyone did a
great job! 

There was also a special guest appearance by an upcoming musical artist,
A.J. Wray.
He has just recently signed with Jonas and Disney.

Madison was able to get a pic with him!
He's cute!

Sunday morning, Madison had a difficult time getting up!
I finally got her up and we packed all up to check out of the hotel then headed back to DR for 
our last day.
We began at 9 a.m. with, "SOUL JAM."
It was an awesome worship service.  I feel pretty sure like nothing
you're used to at home, definitely not for us anyway!
DR's performers had an amazing production called, 
We then headed to some more dance classes.

Madison and I took a break for some Starbucks!

After Dance Class!

DR was amazing and I am ready for next year.
I have high hopes to take some dancers next year!

Happy Thursday!

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