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A day fit for a princess
Tea party held at Paula's Dance Academy
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Paula’s Dance Academy was turned into an enchanted castle Saturday with rooms befitting the imagination of little princesses everywhere. A Princess Tea Party was held to raise money for the studio’s competition dance teams.
Two tea parties were held, one from 9 a.m. until noon and the second from noon until 3 p.m.
Girls came dressed as their favorite princess and had a delightful time in rooms which were decorated with a princess theme. The entrance to the main studio was decorated with props from ballets the studio has performed including “Disney on Parade.” The life-size princess cutouts made for perfect keepsake photos of the day.
Disney’s newest princess, Sophia the First, was on hand to join older favorites such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle and Cinderella.
An area was set up where girls could color pictures of their favorite Disney princess. A reading nook was set up in one corner of the main dance studio where an older princess read to younger girls. Attendees could also decorate their own princess crown or tiara in the same room.
Giggles of delight could be heard coming from the back dance studio where girls danced and played games such as the beanbag dance where the dancers had to place a beanbag on whichever body part the announcer told them to.
The girls could have their faces and nails painted in one of the back rooms or play royal games in another.
The tea room was set up with little tables where princesses could enjoy cupcakes, cookies snacks and drinks with their friends.
Princesses love jewelry and the girls received rings and bracelets to wear with their crowns.
Paula’s Dance Academy owner, Paula Barnes, said, “I think everybody had a really good time. Some little girls didn’t want to leave. I hope we can do it again.”
Penny Shockley’s daughter is on the dance team. She said, “As a parent, I think it went great. I had fun watching the kids have fun. We are hoping to do it again next year and I hope more people come out and have fun. Plans are to have it for an annual event.”