For many years, the Uintah Basin extension of USU sponsored a singing/dancing performing group which several of my family members have been involved in - as both members and directors. I still think it was the best thing I could have done, as a shy awkward Junior, to break out of my shell and start performing for people.
(Also, the costumes were great.)
Many of my best high school memories are from Stagelight rehearsals and shows, naturally. But the year after I graduated, USU pulled funding from the group.
Two years ago Matt's friends put a show together, and now it's Kiana's turn...
So after months of deliberation and planning, we - Mom, Lana, and I - have put something together that should be much more manageable than Stagelight shows have been in the past.
And now I have an audience! For my lectures on posture, breathing, vowels, blending, vowels, enunciation, focus, vowels. When kids learn to sing with the radio, it's really hard to break them of lazy, bad habits. (But so rewarding.)
I'm really excited.
Update: I JUST FOUND A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF PART OF OUR '05 SPRING SHOW. Even better, it's Slice's narration!
But be ye warned - you might get squeamish, writhe in pain, and/or want to throw up a little in your mouth. I did. (Especially after watching my lurpiness dancing. )