Throwback Thursday…

I have decided to jump on the Throwback Thursday bandwagon….at least for this week! I got really excited and didn’t know what I wanted to share with all of you so I thought I would make it be my favorite thing…….dance! Many years and pounds ago I was a dancer and have been my whole life, you probably know that unless you are new to my blog! I danced for 24 years….Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pom, Lyrical the whole shebang! I taught dance, competed, judged, choreographed as well as danced for the Arena Football League and the NBA! Here are a few of those memories…………

 I was a Honeybee (When New Orleans moved to OKC) and this is where my family and I fell in love with the NBA!

 This picture was from our “Risky Business” dance and this actually came from Sports Illustrated.com…..No joke! They have photo albums for dancer teams and it is still beyond cool to me that this was one of the pics!

 Many of these awesome girls went on to dance for the Mavs, Rockets, Thunder and do many more amazing things. After my Honeybee season I “retired” I was 27 which is old for a dancer and I wanted to spend time with Matt.

 I have to tell you a story about this picture below…….This picture captures the busiest day in my entire life. This was some of us YD dancers/mascots in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We drove there to watch our Dawgz take on Tulsa in AFL. It is about 3 hours round trip might I add.
Here is exactly what I did that day prior to this picture and I remember it as if it was yesterday……….
5:30am- Rise and Shine get pretty time.
7am-10am – Round 1 Honeybee Auditions
10am-12pm- I made it to round 2 Honeybee Auditions
1pm- Made it to the Honeybee finals
1:30pm- Run across the street from one Okc arena to another…..quick change and then I performed with the Yard Dawgz at an event and signed autographs
We then changed……drove to Tulsa…..went to eat…….watched the game…….went to a late night BBQ at the coaches Tulsa home and then drove home at 1am.
Literally that happened!

I hope you all enjoyed a little walk down memory lane!

5 Comments

  1. Girl On a Journey
    February 21, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    What fun! Thanks for sharing the pics and stories. 🙂

  2. Becky
    February 21, 2013 / 4:14 pm

    I love memory lane and seeing the pictures of you dancing.

  3. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013 / 5:37 am

    Why don't you start teaching little kids dancing? You could start in your basement! You could eventually get your own studio:). You would be great and it's extra money doing something you love!….Robin

  4. Crystal Clear As Mud
    February 22, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    Love all these old pics…and that is soooo awesome the one pic is from SI!!

  5. elisenichols
    February 24, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Hey I'm in that Yard Dawgz pic! Miss you girl!

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