Ava has been taking ballet since last summer. Her auntie was a ballerina herself so she has informed me since the day I found out I was having a baby girl that she would be in lessons just as soon as she was old enough. I didn't argue as I think little girls that take ballet are SO sweet! I love that ballet is so graceful and prissy, but in a good way prissy.
Well wouldn't you know that Ava was born with Aaron's flat, flat feet. Not a very promising future in ballet with no arch, right? But let me tell you we were all pretty impressed with Ava's form and turnout at the ripe age of 4! We didn't get to watch her practice all year. She goes to the ballet room and we go to the waiting room. No windows, no peaking. So this recital was our chance to really see what she had learned throughout the year. She always told us she loved ballet but when anybody asked her what she was learning she would basically ignore us or change the subject, which is totally Ava's style.
The recital was of Hansel and Gretel. It was so neat! Here we are in the dressing room before the big performance. Ava wasn't nervous, too excited, or really expressive of any emotions. Just her typical stoic self. Love that stoic girl!
The little flowers, sitting below the butterflies. I wish I could tell you which classical piece they danced to, but I don't recall who it's by. All I can say is it's a very well known song.
Ava is the second flower from the left.
Blurry picture, but check out that first position!!
Is there really many things much cuter in life than little girls in tutus, all dancing to the beat of THEIR own drummer?
Watching my baby girl's first ballet recital was the perfect Mother's Day gift and I cannot wait to watch many more recitals in Ava's future!