Monday, June 18, 2012

Revue 2012

What a night!  It feels like we've been preparing for this revue forever!  Being a rookie dance mom, I was pretty much a nervous wreck.  I was so scared I was going to forget something important.  Thankfully, I had the most amazing babysitter to keep the girls in the dressing room.  She danced for years and years, so she knew what was going on much more than I did...and I was able to sit in the audience and enjoy the show...twice!  This is a serious studio the girls go to.  I need to go back and count how many practices Richard and my dad attended, there was a technical rehearsal Friday morning, a dress rehearsal Friday night and the Revue on Saturday night.  I'm exhausted!!

I did video the dances but the studio made everyone sign papers saying we wouldn't upload video anywhere :(  It has something to do with copyright stuff.  I hate that because I know you would love it!  Gracie pretty much stole the show (which was expected).  There were roars of laughter with each new move she did.  Half of the daddy dance, she was doing Richard's moves instead of her own.  Super cute and she has no idea everyone is looking at her.  She's just out there having fun.  Wesleigh was having her own kind of fun.  Smiling as big as she could and trying so hard to do each move the right way :)  She would look over at Gracie every once in a while and get totally screwed up because Gracie was rarely doing what she was supposed to be doing :)  Gracie knows the moves, she's just always about 3 steps ahead of the music...or anyone else for that matter.

Here are some pics!  There are lots...how can I not post them all??  lol...

Their first dance was tap. They danced to the song "On How To Be Lovely". I think these were my favorite costumes of the night :)
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Then the daddy dance...The dads were Indiana Jones and the girls were Egyptian princesses. These costumes were alot of fun because they got to dress up like Jasmine. I think you might be seeing these costumes reappear in October :) June 2012-7161cwf June 2012-7070cwf June 2012-7061cwf June 2012-7062cwf June 2012-7071cwf June 2012-7076cwf

 The girls had a solo dance in the middle to the song "Walk Like an Egyptian". SO funny!! June 2012-7087cwf June 2012-7082 cropcwf

Do you see the other little girls?  Do you see Gracie?  Which one of these is not like the others?  lol...Gracie thought the dad's part was much more exciting than hers!
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Eventually, the Egyptian princesses are carried off by their princes :) June 2012-7106cwf
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There was a video montage at the end. The girls were brought in to do an interview and they made the video! There were clips of them dancing, blowing kisses to the crowd. SO cute!!! I know I'm biased but I'm pretty sure they were crowd favorites :) They were beyond excited to get lots of flowers after the show. June 2012-7208cwf

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My amazing sitters! Kristen is the blonde. Amanda is Richard's sister. She was able to stay in the back to help Sat. night too!
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For this baseball mom, I had alot more fun with dance this year than I expected.  It truly is a whole new world for me...and I love it!!!

16 comments:

snekcip said...

OMG this is byfar the cutest recital act I have ever seen! The girls and dad's costumes were downright adorable! I'm REALLY MISSING RECITAL time this year. Our dance studio practice times just did not work for our schedule this year. It really sadden me that Bre was not able to dance this year due to that.

Gracie was hilarious just from these shots! I can only imagine what the video will be like! Thank you so much for sharing this precious time in your girls lives!

Gracie and Wesleigh are just too precious for words!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

I can't believe they can get the Dads, and Grandads, in to a dance. They all look like they are having a great time. Seems very professional!

Paige said...

my goodness, so much fun!!!! I just can't get over how different they are from each other and so very precious in their own ways!! Too adorable!

M3 said...

Adorable!!!! And how much am I loving that daddy dance? I might try suggesting that to our girls' dance instructor for next year. So cute.

Kim said...

Tooo cute.. I was sooo waiting for the video.. I bet Gracie is toooo cute.. Love the photos.. have a great week..

DiJo said...

Jen,
These are all so great!!! They definitely give you the feel of the night, without the video!!! I am so happy they, and their "Dance Mama" had fun!!!!!! Those Indiana Jones Costumes are SO CUTE on them!!!!! Congratulations on the first of many performances with The TeaCup and the Dynamo!!!

I hope you are having fun at Camp!!!

Love,
Di

P.S: LOVE your dress!! :)

Ani said...

Sooo cute!!!! Love Gracie's smiles and Wesleigh's look of concentration :) most important, so glad the had fun! (and mom too!)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Cutest thing ever! I love the daddy daughter dance. So sweet! I bet your hub and dad had a ball making those memories with the girls.

KK

Linda said...

Congratulations, Gracie and Wesleigh - you did a GREAT job!!! Daddy and PawPaw too! You girls stole the show!

Shannon said...

Absolutely adorable!! I'm sad I won't be able to see the video, but the pictures are pretty darn cute!! Those girls are so precious and so sweet. I am absolutely certain they stole the show!

Lauren McGowan said...

...I'm just thinking that the babysitters deserve a BONUS!! I can only imagine how much energy it took to keep them (well, Gracie) on task!! The pics are adorable. I am especially fascinated by the shadows that were created by the some of the props...so cool. Hope to see my girls soon. Lau

Sharon Ankerich said...

So so adorable!!! LOVE that the dads were in the show! Blessings and love! XO

3 Peanuts said...

Jen,

I thought I commented on this last week but maybe I got sidetracked by a kid (happens constantly in summer!) Anyway...they are SO SO SO CUTE! I LOVE how that Gracie marches to the beat of her own drum! She cracks me up! Miss Wesleigh looks so prim and precise:) And your Dad and Richard look quite dashing as well.

I want to see the video:(

Kim

3 Peanuts said...

PS...LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress too!

Jennifer said...

They couldn't be any cuter! Can't wait to see y'all tomorrow!!

Alyson and Ford said...

So cute! What a fun recital, so much fun!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

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