It’s been a week since the dance recitals for the studio we were with this last year.
James was in the first show. He did very well in both of his dances. He took Jazz Stage Techniques and Musical Theater. For the first class, they danced to the Glee version of Imagine. For the latter class, they did a dance from Mary Poppins. This was his first year of dance. I was very proud of how well he did.
The rest of us were in the second show. AnnaBeth took Ballet I this year. They did a instrumental version of Beauty and the Beast. It was beautiful. Noelle took a combination class… Ballet/Tap/Tumbling. For the recital, they did a tap number to You’ve Got a Friend in Me. They worked hard on it, especially on the part where they had to thread in and out of the arms. That was very difficult and all of us mothers were so proud of how well they did (as you can hear in the vid.) As for me, well… I took an adult tap class this year. Most of you know how much I have enjoyed this class. I haven’t performed on stage in 15 years or so and I was totally nervous and excited. I never remember the name to the song we danced to, but if you want to see it… it’s there too.
Now, to let you all know… I had to take these vids during the dress rehearsal, so they aren’t from the actual recitals. AnnaBeth and Noelle actually did better in the actual recital. I think they were slightly distracted by having me right there videoing them during the dress rehearsal.
So, that was from this year’s recital. We are switching studios for this next year. One of the youth from our church goes to a Christian dance studio and she introduced me to it. Jeremy and I went to their dance recital last night to check it out. We loved it! It had two acts. The first act had the hip hop, jazz, tap, and some of the ballet dances. The second act was Peter Pan danced out by the ballet classes. Our friend was Wendy. It was totally adorable. I think my children will really enjoy it.