Lucy's Dance Recital - Let's Celebrate!

On Saturday Lucy had her very first dance recital. And she was great!
Warning: tons of photos. This post is mostly for me to remember the fun night. Sorry for the overload!
Lucy was in the youngest group of dancers, but she was the oldest in her class and took it all really seriously. She wanted to make sure all the dance moves were correct. She even told me the day before the performance, "Mom, I need more help with the ballet dance! I don't know it all the way!" I ensured her there was nothing to worry about.

Lucy's class performed 4 dance numbers throughout the night. The first was a Mickey Mouse birthday song. They looked irresistibly cute in their Minnie outfits.
They came skipping on stage stage carrying birthday gifts.
Then they danced, looked cute, forgot the moves, remembered some moves,
and wiggled their tails from time to time. It was really, really cute.
And Lucy loved being just like Minnie (even the red lipstick. Though the eyebrow liner was a bit scary).
While Lucy's class changed for their next number, her school friend Nicole got up on stage for a Shirley Temple dance.
Seriously, how adorable is this sight:
I don't even know this little girl's name but what a doll!
The next number was "All the Little Children" and they sang and danced in party dresses (Lucy asked every girl in the room do you like my sparkly dress?)
The three-year-old girls weren't always interested in dancing.
There was a photographer backstage, taking group pics after each dance. Cheesy backdrop. But I liked piggybacking on her set-up.
The finale was with all the dancers, in their Let's Celebrate T-shirts (the theme of the recital)
The white gloves were cute.
But my favorite number was "Petite Ballerina".
This is the dance Lucy was worried about and honestly, she was the only one on stage that knew the entire dance. Pretty funny.
They all looked dainty just twirling, singing, and acting like ballerinas.
Here's a 1 minute video from the dance, jumping in mid-way in the dance (Lucy is 2nd from the left). Wait for about 10 seconds and it improves. I like how Lucy instructs another girl to move off stage afterward.

My favorite moments of the night though were just watching the girls interact with each other.
It reminded me so much of my dance days and getting ready for play performance, with all the excitement and build-up of going on stage and performing. I could tell that Lucy really wanted to do her best. And she was also excited to see me afterward and ask what I thought about it.
These are two of her favorite friends from class, Katie and Aurelia.
These cute girls were from another dance class that combined with us for the performance night.
Lucy's got a lot of fun dancing years ahead of her!
And Owen was a good sport about it all. He's gone to every dance class rehearsal with me, hanging out in the waiting room, playing with toys and coloring. He and Casey came to the performance and had front row seats. Owen loved clapping for all the performances.
Good job little dancer!
Time to wash out that crazy Frida makeup. We went out to get a treat afterward (at uh, 7-11. Seriously, these kids are easy to please) and the checkout lady looked at Lucy kind of weird. I promise we're not the Ramseys.


Tracy Aldous said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE it! And I love my 2 boys more than life itself, but this dance recital stuff is the #1 reason why I need a daughter!

Kam Belly Soup said...

that makeup is a little interesting, but lucy was still the cutest one. i was watching the video and delilah said,"uh i think i like this, can we watch it again?" haha. great job lucy!

Terry Hummel said...

Bossing people around is what we Boswell women do best! Carly was hilarious any time she was on stage. She would tell everyone else what to say, where to stand, when to dance etc. So cute! Lucy is a doll!

B Brown said...

Ahhh! So cute! Lucy did so good & clearly knew her stuff. I have to talk Mike into a girl so I don't miss out on this fun recital stuff :)

Jean said...

Oh my gosh, SO CUTE!!! GO LUCY!!!!!!

Saunja said...

This is so super cute! Lucy was so precise in her movements, very sweet. I love the picture of her ballet pliƩ! And that is really funny how she was telling that girl to walk off stage when they were done. She's so cute. I love Lucy!

Allison Hansen said...

So glad you posted this! I love little girls' dance recitals, particularly because the little girls themselves seem to be having such a blast being little girls! We're getting ready for Sophie's performance in a couple weeks -- her pro photo from last year had a hilarious backdrop, too. A reminder: http://www.sundaesweet.com/2010/08/spring-dance-recital.html

Delia said...

Lucy is such a doll! I loved every picture. Makes me miss being a little girl...although I didn't dance until high school.

And Owen is such a patient little brother to go to all her rehearsals and such.

teresa said...

She looks so grown up in these pictures! And not just because of the make-up. But somehow, in like, the last month, she has lost any lingering baby-ness and has become full-on little girl! I love it!

p.s. my verification word is "ratiffer." Somehow that's funny to me.

gunnfam said...

I love it!! I can't believe Lucy is that big. And really did well.

Katie Evans Photography said...

Okay, it's been waaaay too long since I've caught up on your family blog!! AND it looks like you haven't posted since May. :)

Lucy is such a good little dancer. That little video was cute especially of her directly the other little girl! And I remember you telling me about that make-up! She looks so adorable. :)

kel bel said...

3.5 yr old Otis has been sitting on my lap as I scrolled through these super cute photos. At the end, I'm sorry to say, he said,"I don't think I like that." But that is basically a disguised compliment to anyone in a pretty dress. Anyhow, great pictures, as usual, and looks like Lucy feels in her element on stage. Fun!

Bubble My Licorice said...

I love these costumes :)
awesome post!


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Mauve Tree said...

Ahhh! So cute! Lucy did so good & clearly knew her stuff. I have to talk Mike into a girl so I don't miss out on this fun recital stuff :)