Find your places
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This was my seventh year to be "stage manager" for my kids' dance studio's annual recital. Following is something I posted as a caption to a picture of two incredibly adorable little 5 year old twin dancers.
(Sorry, you just get the write-up as the picture isn't mine to share. Just imagine the cutest thing ever and then multiply it times eleventy. Picture was posted as "public", so I can share it.)
So at the 7p show, Miss Amanda told them to go to their places based on the glow-in-the-dark X in the middle of the stage...so when it was time for their number they did...or at least they *tried*....because at about this same time, we were closing the middle curtain to setup a prop at the back of the stage for the next number. I realized from the side of the stage that there was a problem. Miss Amanda was already making her way to the front of the auditorium, so I walked out to them, knelt down and asked, "Are you in your places?" A little voice very dramatically said, "No. We tried to go the the X like Miss Amanda told us...but it disappeared!" I pushed back the curtain a little bit to reveal the X on the floor about a foot behind where the curtain falls and said, "Here it is. If I hold the curtain like this, can you get into your places?" They moved around a little bit and I sensed they were still again, so I asked, "Are you in your places and ready for me to turn on the lights and start the music?" "Yup, *now* we are. Thank you." "You're welcome." "Okay, here we go, girls" I said as I walked off the stage...
...and then I said into the headset, "Standby. Ready, go"...and off they went.