7/100: Recital: check!

Second full year of dance and second recital in the books. She enjoys dancing so much, it's such a joy to watch. For the past two years she's been enrolled in a ballet/tap combo class. Really, it's mostly ballet, with a few minutes of tap thrown in at the end of each class. Next year, per her teacher's recommendation, she'll be moving on to Ballet I. She'll also be starting Jazz I, which will be completely new territory for her. I don't know much about jazz dance, but her teacher thinks she will enjoy the leaps and turns. And after watching a few jazz routines in today's recital, I think she's right. L is constantly dancing. She's been walking on her toes for as long as I can remember, and she's always twirling and leaping around.

I'm so proud of her, and for all the dancers today. I don't know if I would ever have the courage to dance up on stage in front of so many people! I asked her if she was nervous, and she said no. Was she excited? Yes! That's my pro.

If you need us over the summer, we'll be watching the new season of So You Think You Can Dance...and L will be following along closely, imitating the dancers.