Sunday, May 15, 2011

Elise's Spring Recital

This weekend was Elise's Spring Recital for Dance. She has taken 2 classes this year and got to perform a Jazz piece and a Lyrical piece. She performed on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. This last Wednesday she told her teacher that she didn't know if she would be able to attend the Sunday performance and I guess she got in quite a bit of trouble. We knew in the beginning about the Sunday performance and decided to go ahead and sign her up, but she didn't know that. When she told us, I thanked her for being mindful of the Sabbath and let her know we had talked to the studio owner at the beginning of the year about it and agreed to commit Elise to perform both days. She was relieved.
She did FANTASTIC at her performance. You are not allowed to take pictures, but we did order the DVD of the whole show. I loved watching her! We took Grandma Kristine, Jackson, and Jebb with us to the performance. We knew from past experience that it is an extremely long show. Intermission was after the first 2 hours of dancing and John took them home since Elise had already performed her numbers. Gabe and Seth did not attend that first half because they were riding home on a bus from Denver with their orchestra (they won first place in their competition by the way! :)). But when John dropped off Grandma, Jackson, and Jebb, they had made it home, so John and Gabe returned to catch most of the 2nd half of the show.

I am proud of Elise for taking Dance and doing so well. She is planning on really ramping up the dancing next year and I look forward to seeing her perform again!!

1 comment:

Mimi said...

I wish I could have seen her. Next time she performs, let me know, ok?