Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Recital

The girls recital this last weekend was the best recital I have ever been to! The costumes were fantastic, the dances were amazing, the way it was ran was first class. It was just really really great.. exhausting but amazing really!
We were a bit nervous how Malia would do because she has a little bit of a tude sometimes when people try to get her to do things.. kinda weird but she decides that shes just not going to move! But she did GREAT! They way they do things is you leave your child in the back, they get to watch the performance on a TV as it goes and then they dance and you wait until the first act is over and then you go pick them up. Well she did great! And she loved it! She danced the whole dance and we could see that she was singing as they went! It was adorable! I cant wait to get their video so we can actually watch it, since our version is ummm not so great!

Maddie of course was great! She had no nervousness she was just really excited and ready to go! She was in the matinee with Malia and had 3 dances. She did so great. I cant even tell you how much fun it is to watch her in person, she seriously has so much personality jumping out of her that you just smile and want to join.. or at least I do!! During her Conga dance the people behind us were talking about her and afterwards because we shouted at her and were cheering the lady bent forward and asked which daughter was ours and when I told her she said OMG she is the best one, she is so good, congratulations! It was really neat!
In the evening she had 2 dances, 1 in both acts. She seriously is such a little star. She just eats that stage for breakfast! During the rehearsal she had a couple mess ups but she nailed everything! I love watching how much fun she has during these performances!

After it was over and she was dressed we were walking down the very crowded hall with another parent and her little friend when the company owners daughter Amanda (Who is a very well known dancer/choreographer in California but was here for the show) walked by, turned around and stopped me and asked if Maddie was my daughter, I said yes and she just started shaking her head up and down and then said shes good, shes good, shes good. I said thank you so much and that she loves it and she said no really shes good, watch out for her shes a firecracker on stage. It just made our night! It is one thing to have parents compliment her but to have someone who knows dance and doesnt know us to pull me aside in front of a bunch of other parents and say that really meant the world to me and when I told her she was so excited too!

It was their 25th anniversary and this company really has it down. I am so happy with the move we made and I really hope that Maddie continues to grow and dance with them! She auditioned yesterday to be part of the company so we will see what happens!


alison said...

Malia's little outfit is so cute! I know someday Maddie is going to RUN the dance world!