I like to take pictures at the dress rehearsal instead of the dance recital. Everyone’s relaxed, you can take as many pictures as you want, and you capture funny moments like this one where the teacher wanted Ree to change places so Ree bear-walked to the right spot.
Lights, camera, action, wait... Ree sits patiently in her squat (which she can hold for hours), and Ro is ready to tap it out:
Last year I was flipping out over how much the six recital costumes cost us, this year I just admired the cuteness and happily snapped pics. Funny how quickly you get used to things.
The first number was a tap one. Ree is on the left during most dances and Ro on the right:
The girls kept busy between dance numbers playing chess on the iPads, by the way. They’re getting better (at chess and at waiting).
Next up was ballet (again, Ree left Ro right):
Ro looked like she was really getting into it – and she’s so graceful this year:
The finale is always fun. It’s total and complete chaos at dress rehearsal, but comes together somehow in the end. I like seeing the little girls together with the big girls who have been doing this for awhile:
Ro had some awesome leaps as she crossed the stage:
Ree leaped then laughed with relief (whew!):
I was blowing kisses at the end and Ree peeked through the crowd on stage to catch one. You did it babe!
Congratulations sweet dancers, you survived dress rehearsal and I can’t wait to watch your adorable recital: