Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dance Recital

Another year of dance for my girl (and my mom and I) is over! Whew! It's been a whirlwind for us all, but most importantly for Paige. Her dance studio just puts on the most amazing show. My sister-in-law came for the first time and told me that she thought it was going to be a bunch of kids pointing their toes and parents oohing and aahing...after the recital, she had to pull up her jaw. She said she felt as if she had been to a broadway production. It really is quite impressive.

Paige has really worked hard this year to step it up. She has worked hard on her leaps, fouettes, Cjumps, and many other french words that I can't pronounce :) I was so excited to see her do her intermediate modern dance and it didn't disappoint, but the ABSOLUTE highlight of the second night was her intermediate hip hop performance. It ROCKED! After the girls were finished dancing, the crowd rose to their feet and were hooting and hollering. I was FLOORED! I am so excited for what is to come. Paige's goal is to dance for her High School dance team, who have been the national champs twice in the last 5 years. The coach talked to me at the end of the show and said "Paige is looking good! Can't wait for her to try out!". When I told Paige, she about jumped out of her skin.

I could go on and on and yes, I realize I am bragging, but hey...she's worked hard and I am proud...what can I say?! :)

Here are some pics and I am going to try hard to link a video if I can. Youtube is giving me fits.

Terrible pic of me, but I love my sweetie. This is what I look like after getting her through 11 costume changes. YES 11!!! Ugh :/

Paige's Godmother, Dawn.

Me and my friend, Shannon.

Cast of the ballet. The Little Mermaid.

Paige and her "girls".

Paige and friend, Avery. Look for Avery on the Disney Channel in CoC@ J@nes video in the next two weeks. She is a back up dancer!

Getting hugs from guh guh after the finale!

My brother Greg, sis n law Laurie, and me


Paige and besties being sassy backstage :)

Have mercy!

The girls were jellyfish in the ballet. Aren't they beautiful?

These videos are from previous dance competitions throughout the year. I am going to try hard to upload the wonderful dances from recital. They blow these out of the water. (Even though I think these dances are cute!)

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rachel27b said...

Lovely photos. The dancers all look as if they were having the best time!

Christine said...

You got some seriously amazing shots here! Wow. And I cannot believe how many costume changes there were! Whoa.

Sharon said...

I'm commenting first and then going back to watch the videos. Girl, BRAG away! PLEASE! Paige is awesome and you have every right to tell us all about it ; ) Great pictures as always!

3 Peanuts said...

SO cute. I want to see the recital videos too! Paige seems really gifted in dance and she obviously loves it too. There is nothing wrong with bragging about a God given talent and Paige's hard work and dedication!!!

Let me ask you..does she go everyday to dance???

Jboo said...

Wow -- amazing!! So beautiful! What fun!

Hope you are all having a fabulous summer!


Gail said...

Well you should brag Missy, Paige is a gifted dancer! Can't wait to see what the future holds for her.
What fun pics and spectacular costumes. Love reading your posts! :)

Mireille said...

Such great pictures Missy!! I love these dancing girls, they look FAB!!