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 makeup.....dance 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".