Saturday – we made the trip back to Winchester Va. –
This time we decided to change it up and take another route –
Through the beautiful countryside of NVA – horse country – Route 50.
We first made this trip TWENTY YEARS ago –
almost to the day –
only it was coming South from New York State – to check out our new jobs –
As we came through just around Middleburg Va. –
there was a huge Equestrian event going on –
hundreds of horses and thousands of people!
Yesterday – it was as if going back in time –
but the memory came alive again.
Our purpose was to go to Shenandoah University –
Conservatory Arts Academy –
where our grand daughter Sarah & her neighbor Olivia would dance.
Sarah is our youngest grand daughter of our oldest daughter.
She choose a long time ago not to play soccer
( although she was good)
But instead to DANCE – both Modern and Ballet !
Olivia – their neighbor who is going to be a Junior – has danced for years.
Sarah is in Middle School and I think will end up being the tallest of all three!
Very proud of our granddaughter – who performed flawlessly –
and to be able to control your movements while balancing on your toes is amazing.
They preformed in Chopin’s Springtime Serenade –
Nouvelles Etudes & Ecossaise in D-Flat Major.
Our little grand daughter – growing up –
dancing on stage in front of hundreds –
choosing dance and ballet over sports –
makes us very proud.
So far in our grand children here – we have 2 soccer players
One Dance & Ballet – One Equestrian – One Gymnastic –
And a little boy who seems to love all sports
and anything that has wheels !
We shall see as he is only four.
While Olivia and Ella – are classmates –
Olivia and Sarah have bonded –
Watching these two –
with the grace and strength it takes – and stamina –
I have to say the conditioning is everything and more than sports .
I hope you like my little tribute to Sarah and Olivia – DANCE & BALLET –
An act that is so hard to follow –
At SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY – WINCHESTER VA.