Monday, June 20, 2011

Jaelyn's First Dance Recital

Jaelyn has been taking ballet & tap lessons for almost a year. It's been really fun and I love the studio she goes to - Dina's Dance Place. Dina not only teaches them the wonderful art of dancing but she makes it lots of fun for them! Not once did Jaelyn complain about going to dance or say she didn't like it... she always had a smile on her face after class and gladly practiced at home for us {sometimes we had to beg & clap like she was a big star but hey, whatever works!}.

Saturday, June 18th at 3:00pm was the big day to finally show off all of her hard work! And boy, did she! Her entire face lit up on stage! She had such a good time and did so well and we are SO, SO proud of her! She smiled, she did {most} the steps like she was suppose to and most important, she had FUN. She really is a big star!

 {The recital was at the restored Landis Theatre in downtown Vineland. What a beautiful venue!}

I was so mad some of my pictures came out blurry - I even did auto focus but alas, I still need practice obviously!

{My little prima ballerina dancing to
"Kiss the Girl" from Little Mermaid}

{How cute are those costumes!!??}

{All of Jaelyn's ballet friends in their sweet little tutu's}

{These lovely young ladies danced to Mary Poppins
- Spoon full of Sugar}

{The older girls dancing to Little Shop of Horrors}

{And here is my little tap dancer... dancing her heart out to "Big Girls Don't Cry"}

{Shuffle, Step, Clap!}

{Tap dancin' friends. Jaelyn is all the way on the end with her foot in the air, lol! Notice all the girls looking her way? The teacher was on the end!}

{Jaelyn's assistant Teacher Miss Lauren}
{Miss Dina helping the tiny two year olds!}

{Jaelyn's friend, Devyn who is in the 2 year old class. They dance to "Hello Dolly" and the poor little dolls were everywhere, haha! It was so cute!!!}

{The big finale! Jaelyn is in blue all the way to the left! Each dancer did a cute curtsie then received a medal}

{Jaelyn doing her curtsie! She spotted me standing up to take her picture}

I really hope come fall Jaelyn wants to do dance again. She was just a natural up on stage and I loved seeing her perform. For now we are taking the Summer off and enjoying the hot weather!


Ginger @ GReads! said...

Oh my words! This is too cute. Definitely brings me back to my ballet recital days :-)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

So cute!!! Looks like they were having such a good time. Love the costumes.

Nicole @ Two and Two is 4 said...

Awww, those outfits are adorable!!!

Mommy Minded said...

What great pictures! She is too cute!