Happy May Day and More Throwback Thursday Dance Pics!

So, when my grandma came over this morning to cook breakfast and help me and my brother get ready for school, she said “Happy May Day.”  I’ve heard of May Day, but other than knowing that it is May 1st, I have no idea what May Day actually is.  My grandma said that they used to celebrate it when she was young and that they would wrap a May Pole with ribbon.  My mom said that grandma was always talking about May Day when she was younger, but that she never celebrated it at school or anywhere else for that matter.  She didn’t know anything about it either.  So, I did a little Internet research and found a really good article about May Day on The Washington Post’s Kids Page.  Check it out at the link below.

What May Day Is All About

In the meantime, I have some new, or should I say old, dance pictures to show you for Throwback Thursday.  These pictures are of me when I was in third grade in 2011 – 2012.  In the picture where I am wearing the green dress, we performed in a dance called Prehistoric. It was a jazz number to a mix of songs, including Walk the Dinosaur.  In the picture where I am wearing the white shirt and black tie, this was for a hip hop dance called Boy Bands, where we danced to a remix of N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, and New Kids on the Block songs.  We performed a ballet dance to New York State of Mind in the white dress.  We did a tap dance to the song, King of New York, from the Broadway musical, Newsies.  For that dance, we wore a cap, suspenders, and a bow tie.  And finally there is the picture of me doing my Y scale.  That was probably my all-time favorite dance to Devil in a Blue Dress.  It was a jazz number and I am wearing what else, but a blue dress!

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Prehistoric

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Boy Bands

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Newsies

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New York State of Mind

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Devil in a Blue Dress