Dance Recital 2012

This weekend was Cady’s dance recital. She has loved her time in dance this year, and was so excited to show off what she learned for her Daddy and me.

To save a little time at dress rehearsal the night before, the little girl ballet classes did their dress rehearsals during their studio time. How cute is this little ballerina?

They showed their dance off the momma’s

Total professional 😉

This was taken after running through the dance twice. They were a little tired

And because they have been such awesome little students, Miss Bri gave them medals!

She was so proud of hers.

We had to get a picture with Miss Bri. Cady adores her.

That evening Cady and I went to the auditorium where the recital was being held for dress rehearsal for her dance theater class. I was so excited about this number. It was a routine to “Hard Knock Life” from Annie! And it was stinkin’ adorable.

The girls getting ready to start (Cady should be acting mad instead of waving to her friends. LOL)

Scrubbing the floor

The next day was the BIG recital day. There were two shows and Cady actually performed in both. She did her dance theater number in the afternoon show, and both the ballet and dance theater number in the evening show. It would be an understatement to say it was a long day for a 4 year old and her momma. But Cady impressed me at every turn. She held it together better than I would have ever hoped. We rushed from the afternoon show home to pick up Jason and Hadley and straight back to the theater for the evening show.

Because it was such a busy day, I didn’t get a ton of pictures. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pics of Jason or I with her.

Her ballet number was the second number of the evening show. They were adorable. They weren’t perfect, but who would ever expect that? They are 4. Leading up to the day, I wondered what was going to happen on stage. But after watching all the other 3-4 year old classes in both shows, they were right up to par. There were the one or two girls doing an almost perfect job. There were the couple who were just looking around. There was one who was waving at their mom (um, that would be Cady). One of the little ballerinas was even overtaken by a beautiful shiny sequin on the floor and just had to pick it up mid-routine. It. was. ADORABLE! And I think performances like that are way more fun at this age than 10 little robots doing every little move perfectly. They are little girls full of personality and it showed. I loved it and I think the audience did too.

I did get some pictures after her ballet performance with her and her friends.

Precious girls!

Then her dance theater “Annie” performance was in the second act. I can’t even begin to say how much everyone loved this number. All day we were stopped and told how much everyone enjoyed it and how cute the girls were. And they really were. They did AWESOME! They showed their personalities and you just couldn’t not fall in love with them. Plus, how stinkin’ cute are these little orphans?!?!?!

Love those sweet, sassy girls!!!

So recital weekend was a smashing success. We love our Define Dance family and are so proud we got to be a part of this. Thank you Ms. Sandy, Miss Bri, Miss Taylor and everyone else at Define. We love you and are so grateful for you!

 

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