Katie has been dancing at Westside Studio since October, but this was her first recital with this class, and she was so excited and nervous. We were pretty irritated with all the rules and expectations (and the costumes, and the traditions, and the cost!)...until we saw how beautiful and professional the recital was. Her class had the second number of the show, so I thought she would get bored eventually after an hour or so, but she insisted we stay until the end. She had decided to quit dance before the recital, but after watching all the jazz, hip hop, and tap numbers, she realized it was actually ballet she was tired of. Either way, we're taking a break from dance this summer and may choose sports as activities during this upcoming school year, so I'm feeling a bit nostalgic as I post these pictures of my beautiful dancer. She danced so well, and we were all so proud of her!
Katie with her two carpool buddies, Lilly and Hailey
(yes, they really are the same age, Katie is just really tall)