Thursday, June 19, 2008

Recital Review 2008...

And you thought since it had been almost 2 weeks that you were going to get away with me not posting ALL ABOUT IT!

I love recital. It means the end of the Ballet Season until August. WOOHOO! This year classes will not start until September and Nutcracker auditions are in September so all is great. Lindsay will do 1 week of a dance camp is we are not needing surgery before then. :)

Recital is always wonderful and fun. Miss Angela is an awesome choreographer and the routines are always awesome. I would up load video of their dances to youtube but I cannot figure out how to edit the video that Becca took. :)



Gabe escorting 2 of his ladies to he auditorium. Lindsay (l) Alex (r)


Hannah's Ballet Recital-Don't get lost in the crowd. Hannah (l), Miss Angela, Carissa & Gianna


Hannah (l). Carissa, Gianna, Alexa, Maddie, Jadya (r)

Hannah is not one of the oldest in the class. She is just that freakishly tall.


GREASE LIGHTNING!!!

Gabe and Lindsay's class started with Ballet to Summer Lovin', Gabe did a solo to Grease Lightning while the girls did their quick change, then they finished with Jazz to Hand Jive and We come Together. It was really awesome!

Gabe and the girls. Lindsay-far right. And NO this year she did not get to be his partner. They rotate girls every year. So EVERY YEAR I get to deal with her nose being out of joint. God help Gabe's first REAL girl friend. We will be in BIG trouble here. :D


Gabe's Solo-He was awesome. Hammed it right up to the crowd.


The Ultimate Pink Lady. Lindsay (l) ALex (r)

Lindsay (l) & Isabelle (r)

Makayla (l-aka "Sandy"), Gabe and Hannah V. Gabe has already put in his request to dance with Hannah V next year. :D

I cried watching this number. To see how Lindsay and Gabe can push through their pain and perform is amazing. They are my heroes!

Jelly & Jam-Performing Class

Lindsay, Gabe and Hannah

Now I must preface a story here. Miss Angela SPOILS Hannah. So, Last year at recital during Finale Hannah split on the new stage floor and fell flat on her bum. Of course had she not been "running" back to hide behind the stage curtain she probably would not have fallen. Miss Angela goes over to Hannah, picks her up and carries her through Finale. * ROLLS EYES * When we got the video we watched, laughed at Hannah and watched some more. It is seriously hysterical.

This year Hannah has performed in 2 different ballets at the Holiday Star. The worst that happened was her shoe fell off during Nutcracker but she quickly picked it up and kept dancing. I figured that we were all good to go for recital.

Yes, those are tears. Oh, but not from stage fright. The damned stage curtain again was her downfall. While doing spins she got over by the stage curtain and behind it a bit. As she went to slide out from behind the curtain, down she went. Onto her Hands and Knees. She immediately joined the group next to Miss Angela (which is where she was suppose to be) and continued dancing while making faces like this one above here...

...And this one...


...and of course the picture that takes the prize...This one. Poor pathetic Ballerina.
5 seconds after this picture she was happy and smiling and as the number ended she stood on the front of the stage (and I mean VERY FRONT), did her curtsy and blew kisses to the crowd.

Since the next question most of you will wonder is, I did not take these pictures. Had I been taking pictures I would have gotten her when she fell and the stunned look on her face. The Daddy was taking these pictures. I was standing in the front side of the auditorium watching this number because I was back stage with the other moms helping keep everything going back stage. Including sewing last minute costumes. Fun Stuff.

I called the fact to Pam that Hannah was going to fall. I saw one little girl slip and I said to Pam, "Hannah is so going to fall again this year." I look back at the stage and down she fell. *I* nearly PEED MY PANTS laughing. Only because how the hell can it happen 2 years in a row. On the video you can hear my sister nearly in hysterics laughing. Pam kept yelling at me to stop laughing because at this rate Hannah was going to need years of intensive therapy and I just laughed harder. :)


Finale to Happy Feet


Miss Angela and her Monday classes...


And the Pain of playing....

Headaches, Neuropathy, neck pain, back pain, leg pain and the host of other complaints that goes along with Chiari and Pseudo Tumor. It is FUN STUFF.

Lindsay, Gabe and Hannah...

You make me proud. How you push through and over come. You are all amazing little stars. Watching you all on that stage makes my heart fill with joy. To watch you do something that you enjoy so much that you are willing to suffer the consequences never ends to floor me. I love you. You are the best kids in the whole wide world. Keep Dancing. Keep Smiling and Keep on Going!

I love you much,
Mommy

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Awww it's so neat to read about your beautiful little dancers and see the great pictures too. :-)

Kristen said...

Awww it's so neat to read about your beautiful little dancers and see the great pictures too. :-)

S,D,J,K's Mom said...

I always love reading abouty our kids. THey are real troppers and so worth every praise!

Keep on dancing!!

Jessica said...

They all look amazing. Poor Miss H with the tears.