April was a busy month for ballet. Rachel began weekend rehearsals for "Cinderella" in addition to her weeknight rehearsals. She is dancing as the Summer Fairy and a Ball Guest in the May 11 performance. April 10 - 14, Rachel and I traveled with her ballet company to Richardson, TX for Regional Dance America/Southwest Region Festival. She took classes for 3 days and performed with her company on Friday night. RDA Festival is a highlight of the year for these girls. They take classes from world-renowned instructors and enjoy three nights of performances by the member companies. They are treated to a dancer party one night and a gala banquet closes the festival on the last night. Our company performed an emerging choreography piece on Friday night and part of our company performed on Saturday night. Our company was also honored with the "Stream" award which is presented to a member company each year.