Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dance Recital Done.

So the year has officially come to an end. This was Chloe's second year of dancing at Natalie's Dance Network. We end the year feeling bittersweet. I am glad that we have a break for the summer (sort of), but sad that next year Chloe will not have her favorite (and only teacher ever), Taryn. Chloe and the other little girls absolutely LOVED Taryn. She was fabulous and fun, but she is so busy with college and her other job that she is having to move down to a  substitute teacher position. She has actually danced at Natalie's since the doors opened...15 years ago!
Anyways, the recital was great! The girls worked so hard to learn their routines and they did them well. None of them were scared of the stage, lights, or loud music. All of them wanted to be on stage a lot more than they were, and all of them were so good in between routines. You see, our routines were about 2 hours apart so the girls had to keep entertained in between their dances. They were not allowed out of the dressing room so keeping them contained and happy would have been hard, but the girls were just really on their best behavior. They colored, watched movies, played with Pet Shoppe toys, did crafts, etc... I worked the dressing room Friday night and admit it was fun...except that the air was out in our dressing room and the temp was well over 85 degrees in that room with at least 50 people in it. UGH!!!
Anyways, on to pictures. This will be it for dance until July when it's time for dance camp...and she is already ready for that :)

Chloe is the 3rd one down.  Tapping to "Everyday Princess"

Katie, Kendall, Chloe, Olivia

Check out my sweet ballerina on the end doing her twirl. Dancing to "Rainbow Connection"

I love ballet!!! Chloe is the second one from the right

In the dressing room 

Olivia, Abigail and Chloe striking poses

Katie, Chloe, and Abigail. They are the 3 musketeers of the class. 
Good friends (check out Chloe and Abigail holding hands while they eat
 snack in the dressing room)

The whole class - front row: Brooklyn, Killian, Kendall, Jayda
Back row: Olivia, Abigail, Chloe and Katie

Ooooh, sweet Jesus I love this ballerina.


Amy said...

Love it! She is so adorable!

6L's said...

great pics!