Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ballet Recital

Two summers ago Ella and Zoe had their first ballet lesson .... 

.... and they started to learn what it means to be a ballerina.






Last May they had their first 'kind of recital' at the rec center ....

.... and their individual ballerina personalities started to shine through.



This past Saturday they participated in their first real recital.  They danced on an actual stage, with a tech crew in charge of the lights and music.  They danced to Tchaikovsky's 'Trepak' with their class, and they danced the intro celebration and the cast bows with the full cast.  It was the real deal, complete with about 300 people in the audience.  They had a fantastic time and did SOOOOO well.  It was the best day, and Tom and I were so proud of our girls and ALL of the ballerinas!

Ella and Zoe with their fellow Russian Dancers ....

.... and with Niamh, their group leader.

Zoe was first in their line, along with Niamh .....

.... and Ella was right behind her.

Then these little girls just danced their little hearts out .....






.... right up to the bows and ....

.... the curtsies!!


Flowers from Grama Dianne after the show was a big hit .....

.... but seeing Elise ....


.... and Grama ....

.... and their Dad, ranked up there.

I even got a kiss out of the deal, which was so nice .....

.... and we got a family photo where at least half of us were looking at the camera!

But really, any time Zoe and Ella get to see their Grama and spend time with her is a really, really good day!!

7 comments:

Catherine Anne said...

Simply Adorable~ You guys have a beautiful family! Hope all is wonderful as summer is approaching!

beingzaraandzidan said...

awww such precious pictures. The girls are adorable

Grama Dianne said...

One of those experiences where everyone smiles, claps, laughs and celebrates the gift of music, dance and family:) loved it.

Mama Hen said...

I love the beauty salon birthday! So much fun! These rcital pictures are wonderful! Your little ballerinas are beautiful! It is so nice that you captured such a special moment with these great pictures. I hope you are doing great! Have a good day!

Mama Hen

Joe and Jane said...

Awesome! Way to go girls!

Annie said...

Awwww, they did a great job. Love every picture of them.

Mama Hen said...

Just stopped by to say hello! I hope you have a great weekend!

Mama Hen