Thursday, March 20, 2008

Flashback Friday: Early Edition, Week 3

Around third grade my mom got this "brilliant" idea of starting up a kids singing/dancing group. We were called the Star Spangled Kids. There were about 10 of us in the group. My mom picked out the songs for each of our "shows" and did all of the choreography. I still remember how to "kick ball change". :0)


Our first performances were done with Christmas songs. I know oodles of Christams carols because of this. We wore little Santa hats along with our signature Star Spangled Kids shirts. And we had to wear our special dancing shoes too. They were white. {Are you cringing at the white?} It was the 80s....so that should explain it for you. :0) My mom had us perform in Retirement Homes and in malls. Yes, I was a mall performer. It was done a lot back in the 80s, remember {Tiffany flashbacks here}.


I really wish I had access to my pictures so that I could share with you. I'm sure my siblings would love that. :0) But at least you'd get a better idea of what we looked like as we danced around the stage. :0)


Anyway, after Christmas we moved onto Vaudeville songs like "If you knew Suzy, like I knew Suzy, Oh, Oh, Oh what a girl!" and "In the Good Old Summertime" good stuff...We had new outfits too. I remember loving my sassy little white pleated skirt. New dance moves were created for the new songs and we went on our little tour again.

Our last tour was of Disney songs. We sang "Candle on the Water" and "Zipadeedooda"....stuff like that. That was my favorite one. I love Disney songs. :0) Good stuff!


Star Spangled Kids ended after that....not sure why. But it was fun. I love music...maybe this had something to do with it. You wouldn't catch me singing and dancing around on a stage right now though. Too much awareness over the audience compared to when I was 8. :0)

13 comments:

Bonnie B. said...

That's so cool. Your Mom is awesome. That would have been fun to do. I love music, too.

Momma Mary said...

Ahhhh the 80's. My mom did that to the three of us girls too. We didn't hit the malls, though. Just the nursing home where she worked. She played the guitar and we sang folk songs for kids.

Cameron said...

If only they'd had American Idol back then, I could have achieved my true calling in life - a vaudeville/Christmas/Disney singer!

~Virginia~ said...

too cute! i'm all about the disney songs!

Ashlee said...

Bonnie-yes, my mom is awesome. :0)

Momma Mary-glad to know I'm not the only one that did stuff like this. :0)

Cam-Thanks for gracing me with your comment! I think, even back then, that Simon would have said you were "utterly horrendous". :0) Just kidding!

Sister Sassy said...

what a great memory. It reminds me of the time me and a rival girl clique had a dance off to La Isla Bonita by Madonna.

See you tomorrow for FF!

Jane the Sane said...

Disney songs are great :) I wish you had those pictures to post, or even a sound clip!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh sounds awesome...what a mom!

Alicia said...

That is really cool. We never did anything like that becasue we would have truly embarassed ourselves and my mom. Good for your mom for teaching you to share your talents.

Shannon said...

How fun, you just sparked a memory of mine. I was also in a performing group when I was young. We were called The Melody Notes and then the Talentsprout Kids. How funny huh! What good old days! Thanks for sharing.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

cool, ashlee.

hey, are you going to post friday fiction? i did. it was fun again. i will be back, happy friday, kathleen :)

katie said...

very awesome. mom is cool.

Cameron said...

Simon would have loved me.