Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dance Recital: "A Little Night Music"

Last weekend was our dance recital!  I say "our" because most of my little family participated.  Sedric was too young, and I'm still working on Marcus.  ;o)

Mariposa and James were in the Ballet I class.  Here are some (really poor) photos from dress rehearsal:

Gemma was in Creative Movement which is a ballet-ish class for the littles.  And Bunny and I were in an AWESOME Lyrical class.  That was my first time dancing since I was a kid!  We had a lot of fun together and it was nice to be "just the two of us" for one class per week.  Luckily I was not too hugely-pregnant and I could still be a part of the recital.  Our teacher even made tops to help hide my belly.  :o)

All the performers after the recital.
Hannah came to watch the recital
(Her sister is Alyssa who dances with us
and teaches Gemma)
We take classes at the Laurel Valley School of Dance Arts.  I may've mentioned how LUCKY we are to have such a high-quality dance school just a few miles from our country home!  LVSDA is a non-profit run by a board of directors (which includes me) and a great teacher, Jill.  Jill is very talented both as a teacher and as a dancer, and she runs all the Ballet classes.  We also have a local girl (professional dancer) who teaches Modern, and a local mom who teaches Tap.  Alyssa helps with Creative Movement.  There is also a dedicated Adult Tap class which I would LOVE to try one day.  But for now, Lyrical was a blast and I really stepped out of my comfort zone.  SOOO worth it to spend time with my pre-teen!


  1. 1) wow, you're on a board, that sounds important!!
    2) i can't believe you have a "pre-teen" , that sounds soooo old!

  2. You are all so beautiful - and handsome! I wish I could have been ther to see all your performances.

  3. I have been "threatening" Brian with dance lessons for a long time. Both boys will be out of the house this fall. Hmmmmm, might be time to make good on those "threats". That could be incentive to get Marcus involved!