Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dance recital time!

Two weekends ago was Emma and Avery's dance recitals with Stepping Out. They each performed a ballet number and a tap number much like Emma's recital last year except that each of them performed in a separate recital time. So we were hanging out watching recitals from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. that day. Whew! It was a fun but exhausting day.

In the photo above is Avery in her "Somebody Loved Me" ballet costume hanging out with Ashley who was a student helper in her class. If you can't tell from the photo - Avery adores Ashley!

Avery's ballet group ready to go...

Here is Emma waiting backstage to perform her ballet number "Can't Help Falling in Love With You".

This is almost the complete group ready to go out on stage. They all did really well! At this point, Emma has already sat though 3 hours of Avery's recital!

Avery dolled up for her tap routine. The necklaces were not part of the costume but little gifts sent with notes for the girls.

Avery practicing her routine...Just kidding - she was probably skipping around like she isn't supposed to and about to wipe out one of the three thousand times she did waiting back there.

Notice all of the other girls patiently waiting still!?!

Emma in her "Sea Cruise" tap costume. This one was really cute.

The entire group of "cruise directors" waiting for their last performance.

At the end of each recital, they give out ribbons or trophies depending on how many years of dance you complete. Emma received her second year ribbon and Avery her first year. Emma decided she definitely wants to return to dance next year because for three years, they get a TROPHY! She is excited about that one!

The flowers nor the children are looking so hot at this point in the day. By this time we have left the second of two recitals at 5:00 and were getting ready to take the family out to dinner. They were feeling pretty wiped!

But nothing like the promise of a "last picture" to bring out the half smile in each of them!

Both girls did great and I was so proud of them. It is entertaining to watch them on stage - neither of them had a shred of stage fright this year.

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