Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Star is Born

Isabelle had her first ever dance recital on Saturday! I think I was more nervous than she was, wondering what was happening backstage for the two hours before she performed. She dances at Turning Pointe Dance Studio and they put on a fantastic show. We were really impressed with the caliber of performances. There was even a surprise performance by Paris Torres from So You Think You Can Dance. She is a Turning Pointe alum and even though she was ousted the first week of the show it's still pretty impressive that she made it as far as she did.
Of course Isabelle was in the youngest class and they definitely took the award for the most darling group.

Even though it was itchy, Isabelle still loved her costume.

The show was at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.
We were not allowed to videotape or take pictures during the actual recital so these were taken during dress rehearsal. Thanks Erica and Tony for having a much better camera than me!

Not only do they dance, they sing as well!

After the performance our little twinkle toes received her first bouquet of flowers, which in itself was pretty exciting.

With Grandma and Papa, who came for the show. We were all so proud of her!
After the show we had lunch and went to the Edmonds beach since it was only a few blocks away.

Again, this was taken during dress rehearsal. This was their first time on the big stage and they did pretty well, although they were all clearly distracted by the lights and sounds at different points during the performance. The day of the recital they gave their best-ever performance that we will now pay to have on the professional video that was taken. What a racket! :)

Practicing for the finale.

After the show was over Isabelle lamented that she doesn't get to go to dance all summer (the studio is closed until fall) and that she wishes she could go on the stage again. I also had to reign her in from dancing at the grocery store - yes, even elevator music can start her twirling. And, did you know that the shelves in the frozen food department can be used as a barre for practicing plies?

P.S. This is my 100th blog post! Does that mean my blog can be syndicated now?


Eastiopians said...

Happy 100th Post! :) She certainly has a lot to be proud of....what a sweet little girl who obviously has a love for dance!

The B Family said...

I can think of few things cuter than toddlers in tutus. Isabelle is such a little doll! What a sweet costume and precious little dance!
Love it!

Jessica Knitter said...

Love dance recitals. They are always so very cute when the're all dressed up and up on stage.

Adrienne said...

So cute!
Think she is a natural:)

Springs Landing said...

The videos are so precious....

The Hull's at #4 said...

Clearly the best dancer! Way to Go Isabelle!!!!