Thursday, May 24, 2012

My last tour

I have been on the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble for the past three years. It has been such a great opportunity. I have traveled all around the western states, the midwestern states, and Easter Europe. We perform for ambassadors when they visit BYU, and in the Marriott Center once a year. This team was a huge part of my college experience and I feel so blessed to have been able to do it for three years. I just got home from my last tour which was bittersweet. I love dancing and performing, but I love Stephen more so I am happy to be able to be home more with him.

This tour included:
Farmington, NM
Alamogordo, NM
El Paso, TX
Midland, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Laredo, TX
San Antonio, TX
New Orleans, LA
Houston, TX
Dallas, TX
Texarkana, AR

25 days
5,000 miles of driving
10 theatre performances
5 school assemblies
5 interactive activities with mutual or YSA groups
5 school workshops
3 church firesides was the busiest tour ever!

Alamogordo, NM
We felt pretty cool about this

Alamogordo, NM
White Sand Dunes

El Paso, TX
Load in - we bring lights, risers, mics, costumes, props
We come with a lot of baggage

Midland, TX
This was a brand new venue, and we got to add our names to the wall
right next to "Lord of the Dance"
(yes, I wrote BYU IFDE:)

San Antonio, TX
Host kids - Nina and Ella
Nina made me a name tag, and we slept in their pink bedroom

New Orleans, LA
Oak Alley Plantation
The oak trees are 300 years old!

New Orleans, LA 
Swamp Boat Ride
the alligator is 12 feet long and he is hand feeding him chicken

New Orleans, LA
a baby alligator

New Orleans, LA
Host kids - Carson, Tyler, Hallie, Brooklyn
We stayed with them for mother's day

Houston, TX
Look Michael, it's really green!
I liked east and west Houston, so I'm sure south Houston is great too!

Houston, TX
Battleship Texas, the last of it's kind

my home for the past month

Texarkana, TX
my last dance show with the "leaving people"

1 comment:

  1. You have had such wonderful experiences, learned much, and shared much. You have "traveled the world". Thanks for sharing the pictures. Now the joy of being home!