Tasha had her first ever ballet recital this past weekend! She performed in the Nutcracker with 117 other dancers (not all at the same time!) I had no idea it was going to be such a large and elaborate production. It wasn’t professional quality, but was very well done and thoroughly entertaining. I was impressed by some of the older dancers on pointe. Having done it for a few years myself ( a long time ago!) I have great respect for their pain and hard work and managing to make it look graceful when really your toes are KILLING you!
Tasha had the best time dancing up there on stage, though she didn’t smile at all (she was concentrating really hard to remember her steps). Her class were bon-bons and danced at the point in the performance when Clara and the Nutcracker are in the land of the sweets. The Sugar Plum Fairy introduces all the different sweets and boy were these bon-bons sweet and adorable!
The bon-bons got to wait in our favorite candy store in Ouray until they went on stage. How appropriate!
And yes, she is wearing make-up, much to Mommy’s chagrin. All the dancers had to wear some b/c of the stage lights. But, boy was it hard to put make-up on my 6 year old! I saw visions of the future! It was scary!!!!
The family surprised our little prima ballerina with some flowers. She felt pretty special!