I don't know about the adult amateur and professional models who are participating in the fashion show, but my four-year-old needs plenty of practice.
Fortunately, we live just a few houses down from a fabulous park, and even more fortunately, we homeschool, and so we can visit this park during school hours.
Why is it so important that we go to the park during school hours?
While I drew a copy of the fashion show runway on the basketball court (a great quad exercise, by the way--at the gym later that night I climbed onto the elliptical, started up, and then was all, "Ow, ow, ow! Why does it feel like I've already exercised these muscles today?"), the girls added some decorations of their own:
Stegosaurus, by Willow
Bunnies, by Sydney
In case you've never modeled in a fashion show before, here's what Syd's runway debut will look like:
She and another four-year-old, who will be modeling a dress crocheted from unraveled sweater yarn, will enter the runway together from the steps at stage right as soon as the stage manager motions them on. They will walk to upstage center and pose:
The girls will then walk to center stage, turn completely to stage left and pose, and turn completely to stage right and pose:
They will walk all the way to downstage right and pose. They will walk back to center stage and pose left and right again. They will walk back to their original mark at upstage center and face the audience again for a final pose (I'm having them blow a kiss, a tactic that I unabashedly stole from Toddlers and Tiaras). And then, and this is actually the trickiest part, they will exit not from the stairs they used to enter the stage, but from the stairs at stage left.
Wouldn't you want to practice that?