Friday, June 6, 2008

more dancing....

Staying with the same theme as it seems to be the theme of my life this week; it's dance rehearsal pictures. These are some seriously cute girls!

We (the parents) aren't allowed to go and watch from the audience so be prepared for pictures of what the organized chaos looks like from back stage. This year Mads has a costume change after the intermission. (I don't have any pics of this as my camera died.) They don't want parents back to help but at the practice I stayed and helped 3 little girls get into their Rockin' Robin dresses. They almost didnt' make it in time so I'm interested to see them do this without a parents help...hmmm.... All I know is that sometimes they surprise us with what they can actually do when left alone to it!

We came all suited up:
Mads and Amelia

and then we had to wait...
table of colouring
While colouring...
coloring girl
and dancing...
dancing before dancing
and more dancing...
ring around the rosie

and making crazy faces while your aunt takes your picture...

Emilee the bird

And more colouring with good friends....

colouring Jasmines

and finally after the dance. Waiting to go on for the finale...
Lining up for finale

Honestly, these kids all did great! My girls can barely wait while I pour their juice at home but they were able to get all dressed up and wait for hours on Wednesday. I'm impressed by their desire to perform and their love of the comrade re that goes on. They had a truly wonderful time!

I was so proud of Maddy's growth this year. Last year we had to pray and talk through nerves while this year she is so confident and excited to dance. Her skill improvement over the year is also something to behold! WOW.

My tiny girl could NOT wait to go on stage. she's been waiting for months!

Now I can't wait until Saturday when we get to finally watch from the front of the stage...all their hard work!

9 comments:

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

THey are so beautiful! How fun for everyone, I wish I could see them.
Ara talks every day about her ballet 'coach', she can't wait to start dance in the fall. Just like her friend 'melia!

Kellan said...

Oh, I'm glad they did so good and enjoyed themselves - those are fun and fabulous pictures of a bunch of darling little girls. You should be proud!!

Have a good weekend - I will see you soon - Kellan

Aunt Becky said...

How sweet! How much fun that looks!

Amy said...

They are just so cute. I need to do "girly" things. I am going to my niece's recital this afternoon.

Hope you have enjoying your weekend!

Maggie, Dammit said...

TOO. CUTE.

The tails on the tutus are killing me. KILLING ME.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

So adorable!

Family Adventure said...

Gorgeous pictures...I'm glad it was a good time for all. Thanks for sharing :)

Heidi

Big Doofus said...

That's some cute stuff. Our girls have done that in the past and will do it again next year. One time my daughter and my niece were in the children's choir of an opera. They had to sing in Italian. To my knowledge, these little girls don't speak Italian, but they sure pulled it off. It's always amazing what they can do when they put their minds to it.

Heather said...

I SO love the costumes! It's so hard anymore to find a dance studio that still uses cute or traditional costumes. Most that I looked into for my girls, the photos of the recitals looked like a lineup at a strip club. Bah. You found a winner. Congrats! Looks like it was a lot of fun.