If not, they should. Heh. Ro and Ree took a dance class this year and when the teacher asked if we wanted to be in the recital we said “Um, sure?” with absolutely no idea what was involved.
Turns out that dance recitals are Very Serious Business to dance folks. Huh, who knew? There are multiple costumes to buy (6 for us, ouch!), two-to-three-hour practices, dress rehearsals on stages, special lighting, recital fees, professional photographers, hair-dressing requirements, tickets, raffles, and I don’t even remember what else. Recitals = $$$$$ if you ask me. Especially if you’re multiplying everything times two girls. Wow.
Anyhow, Ro and Ree have now kicked butt in their first dance recital and had fun doing it (big sigh of relief). They were adorable (my take on it) and got to hang with the big girls and wear fancy costumes (their take on it).
Their first dance was a ballet one to “Roar of Spring” from Classics of Spring (Ro is on the left and Ree the right in this first photo, then they kind of swap around so mouseover the photos to see identifiers):
Then they performed a tap number to “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham (Ro is the one without a belt – it must have fallen off):
In the middle of this dance I think they were a little unsure of the moves and grabbed hands. Awww!
Then they danced to “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas in the exciting finale that all the dancers participated in. I think there were around 35-40 dancers and maybe 6 or 7 different classes. (Ree left and Ro right in these pics):
Whew!! Happy girls (and parents and grandparents) at the end of a successful show.
Then we got a bonus call that Uncle Bobby had flown in and was laying over in our city!! Whoohoo, we left in those plastered dance hairdos and jumped in the van for a little family time.
And some fierce pillow fighting.
Fun day. Long day. And today? It’s lunchtime and I’m still in my pajamas. Might stay that way all day... Have a great weekend!
So, have any of you tried the dance recital route with your kiddos? What was your experience? And, most importantly, did you do it again? Heh.
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