She only danced in one dance but she. killed. it.
On a new stage, in with hundreds of strangers from many schools- I think mostly from Long Island.
Big flashy schools.
In comparison, Daya's studio is small...but they are so amazing.
Seriously, I was just overwhelmed watching her. She turns into a different person on stage...Stage-Daya. She is incredibly commanding and precise. She has such presence. Commanding stage presence.
She does work very hard at technique etc but stage presence isn't really a thing you can practice at home. She was just so good.
No photos or video allowed, but she will do the dance for recital.
Some kind friends drove us out to Long Island.
We were parked next to this person.
Well ok, then.
There was so much gunk in her hair it stayed in place by itself.
Daya thought it was hilarious and insisted I took pictures.