Charlotte made her stage debut yesterday afternoon at her spring dance recital!
Some of you may remember that Charlotte took ballet for a few months while we were in California, but it was a monthly class where they started over and learned the same thing from the beginning each month. So she only did a few months of that.
This year, when Charlotte said that she wanted to be in ballet, I found a studio that offered classes for the whole school year, ending with a recital.
I didn’t know how Charlotte would do up on stage in front of an auditorium full of people. I took her to dress rehearsal Friday evening, and she came off of that stage beaming! She couldn’t wait to get back up there on Saturday!
We split up yesterday for the recital. Charlotte’s dance wasn’t until after intermission. She and I went to watch the first half of the recital with her dressed in her costume with one of my shirts over it. Charlotte got to watch one of her friends and her teacher dance. She loved it.
Jarrod, Trenton, and Evelyn left a little later, went to a flower shop, and then dropped Evelyn off with a friend (there’s NO way she would have sat through even part of the recital!). Jarrod and Trenton got to the recital a little before intermission – right about the time Charlotte and I were leaving our seats to go to the bathroom one last time before going back to the dressing room to await her dance.
Jarrod, Trenton, and I only had to wait a few dances after intermission before we got to see our little ballerina up on that stage. She danced to Bippity Boppity Boo and totally rocked it!
Then it was back to the dressing room to hang out until the finale. The finale was to Pump Up the Jam, and the girls (and a couple boys) took turns coming out on the stage. It was so cute!
After waiting in line to pick Charlotte up from the dressing room, Charlotte was excited that in addition to the flower that her dance teacher gave her, she also got flowers from Trenton (who I didn’t get a picture of) and Daddy!
And she’s already asking when she can dance in another recital!