First Dance Recital

My little dancer had her first performance ever last night!

Melia was a student of KinderDance and had the greatest dance teacher, Mrs. Terrie Guevarra.  It was a small class of students from ages 3 to 5.  Melia was the 2nd youngest.

Melia was so darling, and the dance performance was so sweet!  My insides turned to mush as I watched my first baby dance her heart out even though she was embarrassed and scared to perform in front of people.

At home, just before we left…

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She enjoyed wearing a special sequined tutu that I had to buy for this 30 minute performance.  Ah, such is the life of a dancer’s parent!

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(Note:  These are NOT my best photos I’ve ever taken, but I had to share them with you!  I was trying to stay in my seat and soak in the moment.)

Just before the show started…

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Dancers with Mrs. Terrie (left to right):  Elona, Ellie, Hailey and Melia

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The performance started with warm ups, then motor skills exercises….

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Then it went into ballet…

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Below Left: Melia during the performance

Below Right: Melia in between dances!  She’d give me this “I’m scared, Mama!” look and then run to me!  I’d reassure her that she was doing a terrific job, and she’d say, “I’m shy.  Everyone’s staring at me!”  She did great… she’d muster up the courage and go back for the next dance!

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Ian clapping for his big sister!

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That’s me, Melia’s personal Paparazzi and costume-changer!  Changing into tap shoes…

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Performing a tap routine to “Kicking Kangaroos”…

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“Feel the Beat”

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Ian held onto Lawrence’s fingers and made him clap for Melia!

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Receiving her certificate and flowers…

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Melia and Ellie enjoying their rose bouquets!  (These were Melia’s very first bouquet of flowers.)

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The kids held hands on the way home.  Yep, never seen that before!  :)

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2 Comments

  1. Melia's Dad

    Melia did so well that day especially for her first performance. She’s so cute and adorable in her outfit too. I think Ian seems to be partial to ballet too! :)

  2. Brenda

    congrats melia on your 1st dance recital! you are an adorable dancer! and what a beautiful rose bouquet you got! the last photo of melia and ian holding hands is so sweet!