Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ballet Observation Day

This past Wednesday, Joy's Ballet II Class held Parents' Observation Night. I think Jason and I were the only ones in the class with our cameras. Imagine that! When the kids were younger, all parents had their cameras.....I can't figure out why they quit when the kids get a little older! Or maybe it's just that I'm just crazy with my camera! Anyway, I'm taking mine!

The teacher, Ms. Tracy, was naming all the moves, and the girls would do whatever she said. So, I lean over to Jason and say, "It's amazing how they know all that terminology and what to do, isn't it?" He says, "Yeah, it sounds like a whole other language to me", and I say, "It's French, honey". He didn't have a clue! :) He got to laughing at himself right then and there so much that I was having to shush him before the girls thought he was laughing at them!

Here's Joy with her friend, Kayla, before class started.

Doing some stretches:

Grand Plie'


Was performing Entre Chicat: (Okay, I'm not sure at all about that spelling, but it sounds something like that).

Most girls remain in the various levels of ballet for two years. That's considered average. It is very rare to go through a level in one year and being in one level for three years is common. This is Joy's first year in Ballet II. She was in Ballet I for two years. But I can tell you, all of those moves, positions, and leaps aren't as easy as one might think! The girls did a great job!

So once again, we were proud of our dancer!

**Oh yeah, Joy is back in blogging world again (after a brief absence). She's been brainstorming on ideas for posts and she has one on now that takes me on a trip down memory lane and makes me realize how much she's grown up from my baby girl. Click here if you would like to check it out!**


Carmen C. said...

Looks like fun! I took Ballet and tap classes when I was young but I couldn't do any of those moves now :(

Anonymous said...

Her blog is very sweet, I think sometimes now people don't think about cameras because most are carrying one on their phone..I guess they always have it, so they don't think about it. One of my favorite photos I my daughter was at her graduation from kindergarten, she was in the ballet segment, she looked like an angel, I'll share it in a post. Have a beautiful day.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I TOLD dad it was french!! And then he said it was all greek to him.....Lol!

Love you, 8,
Joy :]

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love going to the kids programs....Joy looks so happy. You must be so proud of her....★Linda

terrypi said...

Joy is a beautiful little girl.

Dan said...


Joy's blog is so nice. She is doing a great job on it! I enjoyed seeing your pictures. I don't think your crazy at all! Just keep taking those pictures! I hope you are having a great Monday!


carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I try to always have my camera when we go to events like this too!
Joy looks so grown up. My daughter took dance when she was little and ballet was her favorite. She wishes now that she had kept it up.
Have a great week!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Joy is such a Joy to watch, pun is so pretty and very talented. I know you are proud of her and yes, I would have had my camera with me too.