We went to a dance convention this past weekend, in UTAH COUNTY, the heart of Utah. Really it is. Just ask commenter Camille who feels I should appreciate the virtues of Utah County much more than I do.
That’s okay. You can love you some Utah County all you want. I reserve the right to be consistently creeped out by the Stepford-ness of it all.
It’s fun to see the excitement on the faces of these girls. My friend was down there with her daughter, and it was their first “big dance convention” experience. And when I told her daughter that Matt from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE had been dancing in the Senior Ballroom the night before, her eyes got HUGE. She was so excited. It’s fun to see that.
And now YOU can see where I got my ideas for the Jenny T. Partridge series, because there are many stories behind the scenes of the world of dance.
But I gave copies of my books to both Rino and Mandy, and they were SO nice and cute about. Rino said, “I’ve never met an author!” like I was some kind of celebrity. Ha!
The above are pictures of Mandy Moore teaching. I’m not sure why her eyes are all white and anti-demonic (red is demonic, right?) in the second picture, but it still shows her passion for dance.