Friday, May 24, 2013

A Sneak Peek at Amelia's Ballet Recital

At ballet class last week, Amelia got her costume for her upcoming recital.  Then the girls practiced their dance while the moms got to watch.  It was so cute!  Amelia did a fantastic job, following along with the teacher who was dancing off to the side.  Most of the kids in the class didn't follow along quite so well, as you can see by the girls crawling around on the floor while Amelia is dancing.  If you hear giggling, it's because of the little girls not paying any attention, not because of Amelia.

The song is Snow White's "Someday My Prince Will Come" sung by Ashley Tisdale.  It's not a song I would have chosen for a 3 & 4 year old ballet recital, but it turned out pretty cute with the costumes and all the silly little girls.

She had a rehearsal at the high school auditorium this Monday, which was a lot of fun.  Before we got there, Amelia told me that she was pretty nervous about being on stage.  But after we left, she said she was only a teeny bit scared ("this scared!" she said, pinching her forefinger and thumb together) and a lot excited ("this excited!" she said, reaching her arms out as far as they would go).  She was having so much fun watching the other classes practice their dances that we ended up staying an extra hour just to watch the other girls.  Her teacher was standing off to the side reminding them of their dance steps, so that's why all the girls are looking to the side.

She's one of the older girls in the class, and she also likes to follow directions, so she was one of the few girls who watched the teacher and did all the steps when she was supposed to.  Some of the littler girls spent a lot of time playing on the floor.

Amelia was NOT a fan of having makeup applied.  She had to have pink eyes, pink cheeks and pink lips.  Turns out I do not own pink eyeshadow, so thanks for sending me some, Becky!  I had to add blush to her eyes to get it to show up, though, because your pink was very light.  It did add some fun sparkle though!  I also added a little mascara, which Amelia hated.  And thank goodness for free Clinique samples, otherwise I'd have had no baby pink lipstick either.  She loved wearing a pink crown, but was not a fan of the pony tail, hair spray or bobby pins.  I told her if she wants to dance ballet, she needs to learn to like all those things.  After watching all the other classes dance, she told me that she wants to take a lot of ballet classes next year so that she can be in a lot of dances in the recital and get to wear a lot of pretty costumes.  I told her I thought one class was plenty for a five year old. 

Isn't she beautiful?



  1. Your laughing through the video had me cracking up too! I love how she followed along and when her spot moved, she followed it and then moved it back. I also loved that her crown was falling in her face. Hope you can get it to stay on!

    I think you did her makeup very well! She looks very ballerina-ish in all the pictures. Beautiful!

  2. I forget to mention that I love her expression in the first picture on stage!