Dancing girls

Today the girls had a dance recital. It was really sort of a dry run for their real recital, which is in a couple of weeks. Today’s performance was at a retirement home, and maybe 10 residents came to watch. A good, low-pressure sort of performance for them.  And good for us, personally, since Wayne will not be able to attend the evening show later in the month.

Our girls took the 5-8 year old home school ballet class together this year. Of course, Emma isn’t quite 5, but the teacher allowed her to participate anyway and I think she held her own pretty well.  A jazz class for older girls was also offered by this teacher, so they performed a number as well.  The teacher did a solo dance, and the performance ended with a group number.

If you are not a grandma or an aunt to my children, you probably will not be impressed with these videos. I took them during the rehearsal so that I could enjoy the performance without trying to record it.  You’ve been warned.

The ballet was to “Lion and the Lamb.”

This is the “Funky Mix.” Emma, especially, is having a blast.

Some general pics from the rehearsal. It’s probably obvious that I don’t bother to edit my pictures. I think it’s enough that I manage to upload and post them here. 🙂

I hope the front and back rows were supposed to be doing different things

Sisters and best friends

If you were wondering how many pictures a parent might take of a ballet class to get a good one…I have an answer.


A lot. That’s the answer.  That last one was the best I could do, and still not everyone is looking. They were over it in like 5 seconds. They’re beautiful and graceful, but no one ever said they were patient.

I took a few pictures between the run-through and the performance. They were so cute to watch, as they sat in small groups and talked or played hand-clapping games!

Emma holding court

Abby comes up with a new idea - bunny ears!

Aren't they the sweetest little dancers?

About waymel

Navy wife. Homeschooling mom. Adoptive parent. Pianist. Introvert. One who loves quiet and beauty.
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8 Responses to Dancing girls

  1. Robyn says:

    Love it! When is the real deal?

  2. TJ. Church says:

    Pictures look great! One quick note: As I pass thru my life, know “bunny ears” is far from a “new idea”. (My best friend did that to me 20+ years ago.)

  3. Jen says:

    I am neither a grandma nor an aunt to your children, and I enjoyed the heck out of this. Emma, in particular, is quite the little dancer. Loved it.

  4. loveandkate says:

    Cuteness!!! I love the photos — you did an excellent job!

  5. Robyn says:

    I came back to see the videos. So cute! Emma was very energetic, and I liked Abby’s moves at the end of the funky mix.

  6. Rebecca says:

    They did a great job! I can’t believe they are thinking of not dancing again next year. It looked so fun.

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