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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Prima Ballerina

Zoey recently completed a community ed dance class. She has been BEGGING to take dance lessons for months. For awhile I got out of it by saying she could only be in preschool OR dance, but not both. (because with 3 kids who has that kind of time and money? Really?)

So she patiently waited until preschool was over...

preschool graduation
(Zoey with her cousin Moira at preschool graduation)

...and then started right back in with the questions. Usually it went something like this "mom, don't you think it's time for me to start ballet?"

I debated about a dance studio. But they can be expensive. And on top of the expensive class cost there is another charge for costumes. And they usually do a recital in December, and we're going to Disneyland for Christmas and will be out of town.

I also considered the possibility that even though she's been begging for dance lessons she'd lose interest in a month or two.

So-we went with community ed.

I did spring for ballet shoes, though. Because they were BOGO at Payless.

Getting Ready for the First day of dance class



She LOVED it!!! She looked forward to Tuesday. She talked ALL day about going to dance class. She would come home and practice. She was smitten.

At the end of the 6 weeks they did a little recital. The dance were all short because they'd only been in class for 6 weeks. But it was just right.

This movie was actually the practice in the dance room BEFORE the recital. Because during the actual recital she got put on the back row so the video isn't as good. This one was just taken with my iphone, the real camcorder in my bag still.

All my pictures from the day of the recital are from my iphone, too. I had decided to leave my good camera home, opting instead to take the camcorder (I can't work them both simultaneously. Go figure!) And then the good video I got was from my iphone anyway so I really should've left the camcorder home. But, you know. This is life as a mother.

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A Prima Ballerina is born!


HeidiPie said...

That's really cute! I wonder if they do anything like that around here.

Emilee said...

those pics are just as good as mine, you porlly dont even want mine. really. cute! she is darling! baylee is pretty mad at me for not letting her take it with zoey.

orangemily said...

That is so cute! Zoey did such a great job!

orangemily said...

Moira and Kella watched this with me and loved it!
Moira is dying to take dance class too.

Karen said...

Oh....that is just TOO CUTE!!! I could just steal her. Give her a kiss from me.