This year she was the prima ballerina, if you will, of her little group, coming out first and giving lots of direction to the others about what to do. She loves to dance and is happy as a clam being up on stage. No, she's not shy.
You do the best you can with photos when you're sitting in the audience of a darkened auditorium and the pictures are taken at difficult settings. Nevertheless, these are a few that I came up with and there are more in the slideshow below. There are also two video clips at the end. It's all for the record, folks, and only family is expected to sit through all of this. :)
Below, she cheers enthusiastically during the finalé.
A slideshow with a bunch more photos.
A video of the dance. You will see that Danica was the only one of the young group who seemed to know what she was doing.
A video of the final ceremonial proceedings cutting away from post and centering on Danica's closeups as well as that of her prime babysitter who was also mentioned for an award. On her second late night, she was pretty tired at this point and not as ecstatic as the previous night which Cuppa and I attended.