Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dancing Queen

Connor has been taking tap/ballet for a year now.  It is the most wonderful thing for working moms - the dance company comes right to the daycare every week and the teachers help the children dress out in leotards and tights.  The entire dance prep and class happen without me lifting a finger in terms of logistics. 

A few weeks ago time came for the year end recital.  The company brought costumes to borrow (translation - mom and dad didn't have to buy an expensive recital costume) and they were ON for a 7 PM weeknight show.
We had our first 4-year-old-tantrum while getting ready for the show.  I really couldn't even tell you what it was about.  I think in Connor's Little Girl World it was her way of showing her excitement and nerves peaking.  They have definitely been talking about and anticipating this show for several weeks.  Luckily once we were dressed and showtime was upon us the tears dried away. 
The ballerinas had their photos made before the big show!

And then it was time to show!  It really wasn't just one grand-bam routine as much as they demonstrated the way an entire class usually went.  So the performance lasted nearly 40 minutes.  We were very proud of our little ballerina.
Even with shoes untied she had all the moves!
That satin ribbon on the new costume proved too tempting not to just rub, rub, rub. 

I adore Connor's dance teacher, Ms. Allie.  She is the perfect blend of sweet, graceful, yet still keeps all those girls in line. 
Flowers and hugs for our very special Little Ballerina!!!

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