The title probably should read, “Tiny Little Dancer” as the song goes….. but in this case, we found that statue was more fitting.
A little background…… Reese started taking dance at her school once a week and through the dance company, she was going to be prepping for a recital. I was sort of hesitant to sign her up for the recital because she had only been attending the dance class for a few weeks but the instructor assured me that Reese was ready. She also made a good claim that Reese would feel left out while her friends were all getting fitted for costumes and she wasn’t. OKAY!! Sign me up.
We got a beautiful bright yellow costume which she looked adorable in!! We also got new ballerina shoes and had sparkles all over for the big event! We invited the entire family. We were excited! Pre show pictures were taken and I felt pretty confident for our girl.
We dropped her off with her classmates and got seated in the theater to wait for her group to come out.
Stage fright was evident in the girls who performed before Reese’s class. One girl bit her nails while the rest of her class danced. Another girl was waving the whole time at her mom in the audience. It was very cute. Next up was the last group of the performances and that would be Reese’s group. They filed in on the stage and some of them were scared stiff and others were finding their parents and waving.
I think this shows how interested Reese was in performing in front of all of these people. I’m not even sure the other kids knew what was going on.
Here is a video of the performance if you are interested.