Morgan and Blake had their dance recital about 2 weeks ago. We spent a few hours at the high school for the rehearsal on Thursday night, then Friday night was the BIG night! Morgan had butterflies in her tummy at the rehearsal, which she got out of her pretty quickly and then you could tell she was just having fun performing in front of everyone. (You'd never know she was MY daughter! I'd never be up there! LOL!)
Opening Number, which had the entire dance studio of kids, was performed to the song "I'm a Real Wild Child". Blake had a part where he and the only other boy went out on their own and rocked out with their guitars. It was too cute and I'll admit I had tears in my eyes.
This is before Blake's big part, where everyone was on stage...you can barely see Morgan behind him.
I posted pictures and video of this dance before-the ballet dance to "Practical Magic". They've really improved over the 10 months of practicing
This is the tap routine performed to the song "Purple People Eater". They really did a great job!
Blake's tumbling class did a little tap routine to the song "We No Speak Americano". The other boy's mom decided against the shirts they originally had, being that they were so small and the boys' bellies kept popping out, so she came up with these. Blake now uses the other shirt on his teddy bear, which it fits much better! LOL!
Another moment that brought tears to my eyes is when Morgan's dance class received awards for "Most Improved Class". It was mostly only competitive dancers that received awards, so I wasn't expecting this at all! Her teacher commented on how much they improved over the year, how they've become friends without knowing each other before and that she'd like to invite them to compete next year!
The girls are in their outfits for their Pom Pom routine that they dance to the song "Pondereplay". I tried getting pictures, but they didn't turn out AT ALL!
The closing number was performed to the song "Born This Way". I didn't get any pictures...I gave up on my camera. (Actually the few nice pictures I do have of the performaces were given to me by one of Morgan's school teachers whose daughter dances as well.) It was a nice finale. At the end of the song all the kids walked out on stage waving glow sticks, wearing their dance shirts, with the lights out and black lights on.
It was a long, but good night. We didn't get home until after 10:00 pm! WAY past the kids' bedtime, but they were so worked up from the night that they barely noticed. They also performed most of the recital again at a neighboring town's park during their craft show (also in the park) this past Saturday. Since the dance year was over, many dancers didn't come, but it turned out to be really cute anyway and a nice time.