Monday, June 9, 2008

Our Dancing Princess

Our daughter, Joy, danced in her 6th dance recital, "A World of Imagination" this past Saturday. She performed in two of the dances. Her first number was a tap dance called American Soldier. It was my favorite (could it have anything to do with MY daughter being in it?). It was a march type instrumental. In the dance, the girls made a pinwheel shape arm over arm and moved in a circular motion. In part of it, they also tapped in a broadway type kick line. It was really choreographed so beautifully! The girls wore a tall red soldier's hat with a white tassel. Instead of the tutu you see in the pictures here, she had on long blue pants and a feather on the left shoulder of the leotard. It was very classy!

Here's a picture of her with her teacher:

Her second dance was a jazz/ballet mix dance in the theme of a cheerleader to "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". And that's exactly what it was.....a fun number. For this one, they removed the pants, feather, and hat and added the tutu. They took their hair down from the bun it was in under the hat and wore it in a sassy bouncy ponytail with a glittery scrunchie. She was all smiles....just like she was supposed to be on that number.

These pictures were taken after the show on stage. By the way, she looks forward to the two days a year she can put on picture day and recital day. The makeup makes them show up on stage with all the lighting.

There was also a full length (45 minute) ballet play of Peter Pan. I can't even say enough great things about it. It was just awesome! Joy was able to come out and watch that because she wasn't in it. Pre-company and up perform in the ballet play and she's hoping to be in it next year. She will be of the appropriate age...and the teachers decide if they think the girls are ready. They usually alternate between four different ballet plays every year.

After the recital, we went to Wendy's to eat (one of Joy's favorite eating spots) and I snapped this picture of her with her daddy...being a "daddy's girl".

We all had a great time.......and we all came home exhausted....but we were so proud of our Dancing Princess, "Joy".


Kindra said...

Your daughter looks so pretty. She looks so happy!! It just seems like she has a blast doing dance! I can tell mom and dad are so proud. What a great day!

Katy said...

How absolutely ADORABLE!!!! I am so happy for her and that you get to watch that. I wanted to put my daughter into dance...but it is so expensive here..and also we are in a small town...ONE dance teacher locally...and I am not too fond of her..LOL.

That is soo fantastic and it looks like she truly enjoys it!! :)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

She is adorable and I think she looks like you! Joy...just the name means she was so wanted, I hope Joy likes the photos of Sydney & Sam. Love Joy's dance pictures too.

Blessings Rondell

Gettysburg Homestead said...

How cute... she looks as though she LOVES to dance. HEHE here in my home we have two left feet and none of us are called Grace!!!! Tell her she looked beautiful!!! Kinda makes you cry when you see them in makeup doesn't it?

This Country Girl said...

She does love to dance! Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments about her! She's just beaming as I read them to her!

~ Tammy

Joy said...

How cute she is and what fun that must have been! My dd was in dance when she was little. Those are some of my favorite pictures.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Tammy, your daughter is precious! I know you must be so proud!!! Oh, and by the way, your sunporch looks GRRRRRREAT!!! LOVE IT! Have a great week. Cathy Cobblestone

Rosemary said...

How pretty!!!
I love the pic of her and dad together! What a great memory to share with us.

Anonymous said...

yay!! Thanks:) I am mailing it out today!!I remember my dance recitals & like your daughter I could'nt wait to wear the makeup!!

My favorite part as well;)

Julie said...

How sweet!! Little girls and dance--they just seem to go together. Looks like a lot of fun.

Marion said...

Beautiful photos! My oldest danced until earlier this year....she spend almost 14 years in dance....wonderful memories.
Drop by and visit me sometime1
I love your blog!!

Primgal55 said...

What a treat to read this post. I can see the delight in Joy's eyes and tell you and dad are so proud of her. Cherish those recitals!

My daughter danced from age 3 until she was a sophmore in college. By her choice, it was her life. She was such a natural. We In May, I did a post about our 'dancin darlin' in May if you haven't seen it, stop by and check it out!

hugs, Linda

PS are you enjoying your porch?

Primgal55 said...

Okay, now I am really jealouss of your porch! I would love to be sitting in mine reading blogs and the CS forum (hey my house pics are there somewhere under Primgal55). Now all I need is the porch and the laptop instead of this heat producing monster!lol

Aww brown eyed girl is perfect for Joy! What a sweet thing for your brother to do. hugs, Linda

Wendy said...

Joy is beautiful and you can tell she loves to dance!! And look at her with her daddy how cute! Glad you all had a great time together!!~Wendy

mammaof5js said...

Your dancing princess is beautiful! She looks as though she loved every minute of her recital. That's a proud papa in the picture too.
Your home is lovely as well. The sun porch and Memorial Day yard work look great! Home improvement sure is work, but you're right, the payoff is worth it.
As far as my Charlotte Mason reading goes, right now I am just reading online articles. Haven't made it to the library yet to get any books. Are there any titles you would highly recommend? With the cost of gas, I only hit the library if I pass it on other errands.
Thanks for the blogging tips.

Colleen said...

Awww... what a sweet and memorable night for everyone. Loved the photos.

Happy Tuesday!

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