Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dance, Dance, Dance

This weekend is Jenna's dance recital. She has been looking forward to it since starting dance in the fall. This is her first year of dance...and we went into it very reluctantly - especially Dad. She absolutely loves it though and does a good job. This morning was her dress rehearsal with full costumes. I thought she might be intimidated by the big stage, all the lights, and the audience...but she did great! Unfortunately, her photographer didn't do quite as well. I have a lot to learn about taking photos in dark settings, from far away, with no flash. YIKES! Here are a few pictures from this morning...not the best quality, but you get the idea. The first photos are from her ballet dance -"Someday My Prince Will Come". I love the hot pink tutu! I didn't get many good photos of this dance because she is in the back row.

Her tap dance number is "Sugar, Sugar". She really likes this one, especially since she gest to "shimmy" during the song. The second picture below shows her in action during her "shimmy"...and check out the hairdo! Mommy FINALLY perfected a bun after a year of dance class! And, yes...there are boys in her class (Jacob HATES that!).

The last number is the grand finale with all the kids in the Petite Performance (age 2-1st grade) on the stage together - "Shake Your Tail Feathers". She was buried in the back of the stage, but I managed to sneak a picture of her between some of the dancers. It's terrible quality photo...but you can catch a tiny glimpse of her in her finale outfit. Tomorrow is her actual recital and I hope it goes as smoothly for her as today did.


Jill said...

She is too cute! :) You'll figure out how to get better shots indoors soon I'm sure! Tell Jenna good luck from us for her recital!

jkessinger said...

She looks so cute! I think the pictures look great!!