These were professionally shot at the Talent on Parade (TOP) Regional Dance Competition at the Overland Park Convention Center.
This is our first year to allow Mary to participate in Performing Company…I had no idea of the money-making venture dance has become. Professional photographers…vendors…emcees…
…it's all a bit over the top if you ask me.
They certainly play to your emotions. Who doesn't want to purchase pictures like this (Tap Routine to Live in Living Color)???
…or these…be still my heart! (Ballet Routine to "I Feel Pretty" West Side Story)
Mary Catherine…2nd from far right.
Loved this back shot!
...I'm just not.
We've attended three competitions and I've only purchased one set of pictures.
Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting;
the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
(Proverbs 31:30, Source USCCB)
But I am proud of her courage to perform before such a large audience…against studios that prepare girls specifically for performances like these (waaay out of our league!)…and with joy in her heart. And I am glad to have pictures to capture this exciting year in her life.