The weekend after Mother's Day is always our annual dance revue, this year called "The Name Game." It revolved around songs with names in the title, and as usual, it was very cute! This made Annaleigh's 9th Revue!
We had an all-day rehearsal on Saturday (and by all day, I really mean it...from about 8:45 until about 3:30!), then we had two shows on Sunday afternoon. Mind you that Jason had guard drill all weekend, so Alden had to hang out with a LOT of girls ALL weekend!
Our first dance was baton and we danced to the song "Johnny B Good." Although Annaleigh had done really well catching her baton in practice, especially her one-turn, we had a few misses on stage. What made it so funny was the look on her face! She took it all in stride and was really able to laugh at herself. THAT is what's really important!
Annaleigh is in the center here, #17...yes, that's her graduation year!
Here's the group photo at the end.
Next was pointe. Annaleigh's class danced with some younger, regular ballet students. It was a LOT of girls in a short amount of stage space, but they all did really well and it was very sweet. They danced to "Hey Jude." This is the first year where the pointe was really obvious! Last year was pre-pointe and they weren't really ready to go up on their toes, but this year they did, and it was really beautiful.