Warning: There are a lot of pictures. I just couldn't help myself!
Last weekend was recital weekend. Whew! It was absolutely beautiful!! We have been involved with ballet for 5 years and this was my absolute favorite show. I don't know if it was my favorite because all four of my girls were dancing or because I was so worried I wasn't going to be there to see them all dance.
This was Mary Jane's first recital en pointe and she did awesome. I am amazed at how well her entire class danced for just getting pointe shoes in January. They had 3 dances in the recital. Julia was back on stage after a two year hiatus. She isn't going to continue next year. But was happy that she was able to dance one more time. Catherine and Amelia danced for the first time. As you can tell in the pictures, Amelia loved being on stage. She was so comfortable up there. She kept reminding the other little girls of their cues and where they should stand. At the end of Friday's show she took it upon herself to bow twice! It was so cute. Catherine did wonderfully. She had a little stage fright Friday evening. I wasn't sure she was going to get on stage. By the end of the weekend she was hooked and now can't wait until next year.
I am so grateful I was there to see it all!!