Monday, April 23, 2012

Ballet Monkeys

A little bit nervous and a little bit sickly--


A little bit shy and a little bit of waiting--



A little bit of staging and a little bit of lighting--



A little bit of confusion and--

A little bit doubtful--


Some great big leaps and some tiny circle twirls--



And a little bitty, proud and pretty, monkey ballerina.

17 comments:

  1. Yay! A couple of years ago, L's dance school used this circus theme for the spring recital, and I remember the little ones in those monkey costumes -- they were adorable. Much like your little monkey here. So glad it was a happy experience for her.

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    1. The circus theme was adorable! It was so easy to showcase a variety of ages and talents. From monkeys and clowns, to tightrope walkering ballerinas and tapping ponies. I enjoyed the whole thing, which surprised me. I was completely prepared to be bored during all the other little girls' routines :)

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  2. Aww she did it! And looked adorable too!

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    1. Those costumes were darling, right? Perfect for my little monkey :)

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  3. Congratulations, Lauren! I thought about you guys during Penelope's recital last week when one of the dancers started crying and had to be led off stage and then another one announced that she had to go to the bathroom and hopped right off the front of the stage (where her mom was standing) to get down. It sounds like Lauren handled her first performance like a pro! I'm so proud of her for getting up there!

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    1. Hah! How cute! We had surprisingly few stage-frighters -- I couldn't believe it. Did you take any video or photos of P's dance? I want to see!

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  4. Yaaay!! Congratulations, Lauren!! She makes a pretty sweet little monkey!

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  5. What a sweetie! I have to be honest, until I got to the end, I wasn't sure if that was Mia or Lauren -- do you think they look a lot alike?

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    1. Oh they DEFINITELY look a lot alike! If they were the same age, I think they could pass for fraternal twins. So similar, but just different enough to be unique.

      Remember: Lauren has short hair now, while Mia's is still long. That might help :)

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  6. Yay! she did it! And she's so insanely adorable!!

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  7. So cute! A circus is a wonderful theme for a recital. And your little monkey was absolutely adorable and so very brave!

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