To all that come to this happy trip report, welcome!! Hello0o Disboards and welcome to my first ever trip report, Dancing through Disney!! This trip was special in itself because I got the extraordinary opportunity to dance IN Disney!! I'm very excited to get to relive everything that happened and share it all with you. Before I begin I should probably introduce you to everyone, so here we go! Olivia Hi! I'm Olivia. I love any and all things Disney. I definitely would consider myself Disney obsessed! My parents have been bringing our family since 2003 and (luckily) everyone loves it. We recently just became DVC members and I could not have been happier with the news. It has already benefited us in so many ways. If I'm not planning an upcoming Disney trip or Disney cruise (we loveloveloveee Disney cruises!!) with my mom, I'm dancing. I have been dancing since I was two and it is my absolute favorite thing. One of my dream jobs is to be a dancer in one of the parades in Disney. I think that would be so much fun!! This trip was special right away because I was getting to do my favorite thing in my favorite place with some of my best friends. Madi Next up is my very best friend, Madison. Our moms are best friends so we have always been together and now we are practically inseparable! Madi is very outgoing and energetic. Sadly Madi does not share my level of enthusiasm when it comes to Disney. She enjoys it and loves all the rides, but just does not understand why I am so obsessed. That's alright though because by the end of the trip she had definitely come to respect Disney more then she had when she left home. Mission accomplished! Mom and Colleen Next are our wonderful mothers!! My mom's name is Jen (this is actually her account) and she is on the left. My mom is the only other person I know that is as obsessed with Disney as I am. My mom and dad are also very supportive when it comes to dance. My mom travels with me to all my competitions, but if one is close to home my dad is always there! My dad did not accompany us on this trip, (girls only) he stayed home with my three younger brothers. Next is Madi's mom/my second mother/ my mom's best friend, Colleen! Colleen is awesome and was so fun! Like Madi, she loves all the rides. Colleen makes everyone laugh and got us very silly at times! And special appearances by Chris (Christine) and her daughter Caseley! Chris is also another one of my mom's best friends. Chris is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She does so much for our dance studio and everyone loves her! Caseley is seven and was completely overjoyed (as were the rest of us, but as her only being seven it was heightened) and was practically busting at the seams with excitement at the thought of getting to dance in Disney. She loved to be around us and we loved having her! Bri and Kathy Where do I begin with Bri? Bri is the crazy, funny girl that makes the dumbest things seem funny. I consider Madi, Bri and our friend Jenna (who I will get to a little later) my best friends. Bri had not been to Disney since she was a kid so I was really excited for her to see all the added pixie dust since the last time she had visited. She LOVED it!! Kathy is Bri's mom. Kathy was our favorite person to go on rides with because she had the most classic faces in the photos. They were priceless!! Since they had not been for a while, Bri and Kathy joined us because they like how we plan our days.They say "we really know what we are doing." Thanks guys! Then there are the girls we dance with, but we did not see much of them so they will be introduced as they come along. Performing in Disney was a celebration for our studio being open for ten years. In all, there were 46 performers that went! The package that was included was a 4-night stay at Port Orleans Riverside, along with 4-day park hopper plus passes. We decided to use some of our DVC points and stay a few days before and after the originally scheduled dates. We left Sunday, June 24th and came home Sunday, July 1st. We started off our stay at the Boardwalk Villas. After two nights, we switched over to POR to be with the rest of the studio. We finished our stay at Old Key West. We also left Disney a few times to travel elsewhere.....One of the stops was the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure in Universal. Me and my mom are HUGE Harry Potter geeks. I have been begging to go since it first opened and this was the time we could fit it in! We also made a visit to the Amway Center to see a certain concert... *Side Story* Okay so I kind of happen to love the British boy band sensation that is One Direction. You can't help but like them and their boyish charm. So my best friend Jenna (I mentioned her very briefly earlier) entered the Ryan Seacrest national contest to go to ANY One Direction contest in the U.S. and meet the boys and..............SHE WON!!!!! We seriously could not believe she won!! I was ecstatic for her!! Jenna at first wanted to go to a concert in CA, but after she thought about it she realized that all her friends were going to be in Florida at the time of the concert. At that time it was practically a no-brainer. Jenna was coming to Disney!!!!! I forgot to mention that Jenna dances with us too but her family was already going on a vacation this summer and could not do both. The trip was for two people and it included a 2-night stay at the closest hotel and round trip air fare. Since Jenna is not 18 her second ticket had to go to her mom. This next part is pretty crazy too...my parents surprised me and got me second row seats to the concert as an early birthday present. WHAT?!?! I was shocked and obviously so happy!! We were going to see One Direction!! Okay sorry I'm getting a bit off topic. Alright well I think I covered most everything I was supposed to cover. Thanks again for reading along!! We invite you if you dare to step aboard because in tonight's episode you are the star and this trip report travels directly to....Dancing through Disney!!