Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tiny Dancer


Last night I went to a dress rehearsal for B. It lasted 5 hours! Well, it lasted a lot longer than that, but her dance numbers were only included in 5 hours of it. We did have a dinner break where we wolfed down some Italian food in about 30 minutes. Yummy, though and quite the task to make sure she did not get any sauce on her white skirt. Luckily, she is an Alfredo girl!

This is our 4th recital coming up this weekend. She has really started to blossom as a dancer and it is so rewarding as a mom to watch. She absolutely nailed her ballet number! She is strong and focused. Her jazz number was so cute and you could tell she was having fun. This is her first year in jazz.

4 years ago, I put her in a 3 year old dance class. I placed her pudgy little toddler feet in a pair of pink ballet shoes which I have safely packed away now.
I relished in finding her dance outfits.
Her fine little blond hair would not even stay up in the "required" bun for class.


She immediately loved it.
She was hooked.
Me too.
How could I not love watching my princess - dance like a princess?

So, this photo is of her in her first ballet class. Her favorite teacher and director of the dance school is the one touching her shoulder with the wand. Thank you to her. She is one of the sweetest women I have ever met. She treats each girl like a star.

I will update later this weekend about the recital. Welcome family that is traveling in to watch our girl and break a leg, sweetie!

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18 comments:

Worlds Greatest Mommy said...

So sweet. Isn't it amazing what they grow to be capable of.

Beautiful photo.

The Mom said...

Oh we're a dancing family too, so I am looking forward to more recital news and photos!!

My oldest is in her 4th recital as well...7 numbers out of 35 this year...2 competition teams....our recital is the 13th and 14th...so we too have hours of dress rehearsal, photo day, 2 days of recital, next year team auditions, summer classes and PRE-POINTE to look forward to this summer!! AHH!

jennifer said...

This was the first year that we have not been involved in a recital in 7 years. It taught for 6 years and my girls took lessons for 7.

I completely understand the emotions you express in this post!!

Jennifer

We are THAT Family said...

What a beautiful photo. It would look so awesome side-by-side with a current ballet picture.

Isn't it awesome watching our kids develop and fall in love with something?

Thanks for sharing. This had me going "Awwwww"

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Oh this will always be a priceless photo. SO Cute!

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

She is precious. I love tutu (imagine that...lol).

Mycrazylife said...

She is stunning! What a beautiful photo of your sweet ballerina. I can't wait for dance lessons to begin! This year I hope!

Muthering Heights and Other Senselsess Sensibility said...

How PRECIOUS!

Gotta GROW with it said...

oh to have a princess. adorable photo. my stack of pics are of 2 princes with dirt and matchbox cars but i love it! i do enjoy a great photo of the daintiness of a girl. sounds like she loves dancing!

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

Love that the picture is taken from the back!

Valarie said...

Oh my goodness that is the sweetest picture. I hope you have that framed somewhere. :o)

THopgood said...

What a great photo! My daughter has her 1st recital in a few weeks. I can't wait!

LifeatTheCircus said...

What a precious picture and memory! I can't wait until my girls are old enough for ballet. Enjoy the weekend!

Beachy Mimi said...

So precious!!

Amanda said...

Absolutely precious! My daughter is only 9 1/2 months old and I can't wait to get her into dance!!

Kim said...

What a gorgeous photo! It belongs on a greeting card!

Sarah said...

That is the sweetest picture.

Rebecca A.K.A. Mum said...

Your daughter was an adorable little ballerina in that photo, and how fun hat she is doing so many different dances now!

That was a long recital practice...5 hours! PHEW!

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