Whew ... we are done. After an intense week of practices and dress rehearsal Lexi and Ava Mae had their Spring Ballet Recital(s) yesterday.
Ava Mae had a beautiful ballet number in the first recital.
Lexi had a tap dance in both recitals and two ballet numbers. After stressing for weeks about her tap dance, which was super hard, it went off without a hitch. Unfortunately, Lexi had her first fall on stage during one of her ballet numbers. It was a costume malfunction of sorts ... her dress was really long and she stepped on it causing her front foot to completely slide out. We told Lexi that a sign of a good dancer is one that can fall on stage and get right back up and continue as if nothing happened, which she did but, you can imagine she was still mortified when she got off the stage.
One of the sweetest parts of the day was watching Lexi perform a ballet number with a part I had never seen. The girls had kept it a secret for months and it was beautiful! They performed a song in sign language and then took off their ballet slippers to place them at the feet of Jesus. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw it performed in dress rehearsal.
We were so blessed to have our dear friends the Hanback's, Lexi's best friend - Grace, and Lexi's tutor attend the performance. Ava Mae and Lexi have both worked so hard this year, especially Lexi - who was in the pre-invitational class and it is nice to share with others the gift God has given you.
"Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary ... Praise Him with tambourine and dancing ... Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord." Psalm 150