oh no you didn't

I was going to blog about this last night, right after I saw that Allison had received the fewest votes the night before. Instead I fell asleep on the couch watching some show about women serial killers on some channel included in our recently and mysteriously upgraded cable t.v. No good can come from this.

Anyway, I gasped when Cat read Allison's name, and then cried a little. She hasn't always been my top all-around (she's usually in the top three, though, with Donyelle and Heidi) but I agree with the judges that she is the most versatile dancer among the girls, possibly out of the entire group. And, as much as I like Natalie (she's an excellent dancer and I think it's sweet how she always cries when someone leaves) I think she should have been the one to go. I'm not worried about Allison - I'm sure she'll have a stellar career as a dancer (and in the near future at least there's the tour) but man, was I bummed. As far as the guys go, America made the right decision to send Ryan home. He's just not as tight as the other dancers.

Otherwise, my crazy month is quickly coming to an end. Today's my last day with the summer program I've blogged about a couple times. Before lunch I watched the four groups' performance pieces they'd worked on over the last five weeks. They were pretty great. I'm not a huge fan of performance art, so I'm not sure how qualified I am to offer up a critique, but they presented, quite possibly, the most enjoyable performances I've ever seen (not that art is necessarily about fun and enjoyment, but you get the idea). Maybe teenagers are natural performance artists. Anway, It's a little sad that the program is ending - the five weeks really flew by - and I hope that the students who have said they'll keep in touch really will.

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