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:
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!**