The girls had their dance recital on May 5th. They worked very hard this year. Madeline and Lydia had lots of extra practices because they were in the opening and finale acts of the dance recital. I took the girls to the studio for group pictures but I experimented with setting up my own "home studio" this year for their individual pictures (I used a couple of white sheets). I think they turned out pretty good. And most of all, I saved lots of money on pictures. We've already spent a small fortune on dance lessons, costumes, tights, shoes, etc.
Madeline takes clogging and LOVES it. Her group did really good. They even danced at the Ham & Yam Festival this year.
They danced to "Dude Looks Like a Lady" by Aerosmith. So the costume really fit the dance.
Lydia's class did a ballet and tap number. Here she is in her ballet costume (and a smirk on her face).
Her Ballet number was to "So Long, Farewell" from The Sound of Music. This was the last number of the recital (well...before the Parent Dance and the Finale).
Pretty Ballerina Princess
Here's her Little Red Riding Hood Costume from her tap number. I took this picture at night (after group pics) and the lighting is a little harsh. But she still looks cute.
Margo in her ballet costume. She and about 50 other 4-5 year-olds danced to a sweet version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. (They all took turns dancing to different verses of the song).
Striking a ballet pose!
How precious is this costume?!? Margo's class did their tap dance to "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid. It was so cute. And Margo loved it. She was grinning from ear to ear on stage.
The headband MADE this costume. However, I had to do a little mommy engineering to make sure it stayed on her head!
So proud of my dancers. Check out the flickr link HERE for more pictures.
Here is a video of Madeline's class clogging at the Ham & Yam festival.