Cearden's Debut Party!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Do you remember my post Blessings Blessings Blessings about using Facebook to put my own little "I'm a Mormon" status? I had mentioned that one of the opportunities I had been offered was to choreograph Cearden Datoon's cotillion waltz.

To be honest I wasn't even sure if she was going to follow through with that offer. But one day she messaged me and we started talking details. So after 3 months of teaching, practicing, and rehearsing, WE FINALLY DID THE DANCE! It was great to experience teaching a cotillion waltz without having the stresses of being in it as well. I am so grateful for the opportunity Cearden has given me and my sister to get to know her and her family and friends better. That's what I love about debuts! You don't know most of the people you work with (or you don't know them as well as you think) and then your relationship goes to a whole new level because of the work you do together. It's awesome!

Choreographing a Cotillion, or co-ordinating a debut in general, is NOT an easy task.
People had to drop out of Ceardens' Cotillion last minute for one reason or another, so we had to teach new people the waltz in two-YES, ONLY TWO- dress rehearsals. It was insane. But they all did such an amazing job together. I was close to tears. Other complications were that the MCs did not listen to the instructions I gave them and the DJ. The DJ did things the way I told him to, the MCs did NOT. And it was a little frustrating that things didn't work out like they were "supposed" to. But you know what? It's ok. Because even though they called out different names, or made super long pauses in between when I said not to, the music went well with what was happening and the cotillion members were amazing and followed our hand signals for further instruction even while in the middle of the performance.

Anywho, that's my rant. Now, on to the good stuff! PHOTOOOOS!

The beautiful debutante!

Lookin' all professional and shtuff

I love taking behind the scene photos


AHH! The candy bar! So genius!!!
The party favours were these little bags that thanked us for coming, then told us to help ourselves here.

Me & my bestie. 

The Entourage!! :D 

  The Entourage & Choreographers :)
I'm going to miss them.

Table 11:)

 Oh heyyyy. It's a photo of their fam...and I'm in it. 
I told just get to know the fam during all the chaos!:)

Me & Gabby
She was the court jester! hahaha awesome sauce.

Me & kuya JP, the escort.
So dashing!

MAAAARK! I love this kid so much!
I am going to miss his hugs.

JOSH! He was one of the cousins coming from the States to learn the dance last minute.
I just loved him from the moment I met him. 

Me & Stanton:)
Tee-hee, we're matching.

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