Monday, December 22, 2008

Olivia's Christmas Dance Recital

Olivia has been taking dance at the local Rec Center for several years. It has been fun for her (although they haven't mastered a whole lot of technique) and a great social outlet. Last week they had their Christmas dance recital. For the grandparents and anyone else who'd like to watch, it's about three minutes long. Olivia is the third dancer from the left.



We took some fun pictures before the show too...

Here are the boys--Coleman with our friend J.D.

Coleman asked when his gymnastics class was going to have a recital so we could come and watch him(do you think he thinks that Olivia gets all the attention with her recitals?). I told him that his tumbling class probably wouldn't have a recital, but we could sign him up for dance if he wanted... he didn't like that idea too well. He decided he could wait until he started piano lessons to worry about a recital.

Dance buddies--Sarah, Olivia, and Anna.

Dance Mamas--Jessica (Anna's mom), me, and Sherri (Sarah's mom). Our girls have been in dance together for several years. We are missing Jill (Addie's mom).

Olivia with her teacher (Miss Jamie, who is wonderful) and her friend Sarah.

Here is Olivia with her proud mama.

This is the group of girls from our neighborhood--there are a bunch of them in three different dance classes.

Liv did a great job and has a lot of fun with dancing--I can't say for sure it's her one passion in life, but we'll keep doing it as long as she's interested. How do you know when it's time to do something a little more intense?

5 comments:

Julie Pia said...

Cute pictures Lisa. I seriously can't believe how big Olivia is getting. She is beautiful! Berkley has been in dance pretty much her entire life and she's getting sick of it. I think you have to find a good balance. Too much dance turns them the other way. She wants to start taking guitar lessons with her brother. We'll see how that goes. loves...

The Hale Family said...

It is so fun to watch their dance recitals. Such cute pictures too.

The Hale Family said...

Oh and I meant to say that dance looked familiar! Is that the same dance they did for the ward party? It was fun to watch.

Kristy said...

Wow. That brings back memories...of Stella standing on stage in complete fright. LOL! Miss Jamie was great. Stella loves her ballet class! There dance recital is at kingsbury hall at the U. We will see how that goes. Ha!

Heather said...

I remember telling my mom when I was five that I wanted to do something more and harder. I had been dancing at the Virginia Tanner School of Dance at the UoU. Maybe you should take her in for an evalutaion class in a serious studio and see what they say. They can usually spot what will make her a serious dancer if she has it. I just got my "born to be a dancer" in my last group of students. We teachers can just tell. Then, if she loves it, just keep going.