Let me tell about how tap has been going.

This year is my third year in the tap ensemble. Its been great! I am learning 4 dances and I am almost done with one of them. Its so hard but fun. I am so pooped after practice. Oh and this summer I went to Chicago with NCYTE. Too bad I could not go to Helsinki, Finland. But I still had fun in Chicago. We even learned a dance from a lady from Bulgaria. Her name was Valaria. And during a show we we did there with other tap companies I got to start one of the dances. Look at some of the pictures from Chicago at the bottom of this page.

~ Mary


(NCYTE is kind of like a huge family of tap dancers to me we share everything and do everything for each other some times we even get mad at each other like a family)

NCYTE is Over :( For this year

All the rehearsals for NCYTE are over. At least I am going to Chicago this summer. On April 1 NCYTE had their last show of the season. This show is the biggest deal for NCYTE. This show is mandatory for all members.

But anyway it was so much fun…I learned a new dance for the show from Michelle Dorence and she is a famous tap dancer. The dance was awesome but there is always room for improvement. In the show even our director danced a dance for the boys only. He was so funny. I have never seen him dance on stage before.

But at the end of the show i was almost balling. All the seniors were leaving to go to college. Me and my friend Allie made shirts for two of the seniors. One of them cried she was so touched.

After the show we had a party in celebration of a successful show. My tap buddy Luke gave me flowers. He is awesome.

~ Mary