Monday, June 11, 2012

Ballerina in Training

This week was Allison's last week of ballet for the year which meant recital week. I spent a lot more time that I would have like running her back and forth to rehearsals, but that's part of my job description, right?

 Ready for dress rehearsal... its really weird to let your 4-year-old leave the house wearing more make-up then you are... 


 Recital night with Miss Alyssa, her teacher. 

 The ballet school was brilliant and had coloring activities backstage for the little girls

 At intermission... hyper & ready to watch the story ballet that made up the 2nd half.

With Daddy and her flowers... Daddy always gets to be the good guy and give her the flowers. 

We have really love the ballet studio we chose for Allison this past year. Light of the World ballet is a company and school and the company considers it as a ministry. It is really a wonderful environment to have a little girl in: no body image pressure, not worrying about questionable costumes or choreography, and the women who dance in the company and teach the classes are loving and Christ-like. It is really a great place to be. Needless to say, we'll keep Allison there until she is ready to move on from ballet or she outgrows their training, which could be never. 

Oh, and are you wondering if there's a video of her dance for you to see? There sure is! Where is it, you ask? Well... my camera and my computer and I are currently having a disagreement about what the camera has on it (the video is there!!!) and whether or not it will download. I killed a brand new pair of batteries during said argument today. I'm not sure that the camera realizes that this is a matter of life and death for it...

I'll post the video when I figure out how to get the camera to play nice.

6 comments:

emruth said...

Yay! She looks wonderful! So glad she enjoyed it, so glad you found a good school! I'm one proud Auntie. :)

Kari said...

Too fun! She looks super happy! That makes all the rehearsals worth it!

cbleeflang said...

I can't believe you have a child old enough to be IN a recital!

Rosie said...

its even worse than that, Ness... she's going to KINDERGARTEN in the fall. I'm a great bit mix of SO ready for that and no where near ready. :)

Estelle said...

Yay! I came across your blog from Melissa's. I love the "disagreement" with your camera. Shelby was in a dance group last year and wants to do it again, so I'm going to check out Light of the World - I was going to ask you on Monday where Allison takes dance, but forgot.

Rosie said...

Estelle, we LOVE LOTW. Allison's class (pre-ballet 2) was $37 per month, which I find very reasonable. Costumes are rented and only a $25 fee (although their pre-ballet skirts need serious help... I'm thinking I'll offer my sewing skills to them). No Sunday recital and its such a safe place to put a little girl in dance: no worries about questionably appropriate costuming or choreography or if you're putting here somewhere that they'll trash on her body image. Its not too far either: up on James St not far from where it intersects with Thompson on that side of town.