Sunday, December 14, 2008
Myka on Friday at her movie premiere @ Barefoot Studio. (Yes, it snowed!)
(Preshow performance, or others may call it just little kids restless for the show to start.)
Myka, her sister Haily and their girlfriend Aislyn all dance as fairy princesses in my latest dance film, Autumntime Fairy Dance. Myka dances the part of the Blue Fairy, Haily is the Yellow Fairy and Aislyn is Hot Pink Fairy. They did a wonderful job dancing and playing as I filmed them in a beautiful autumn forest. Now, I'm off to go get Aaron to help me post the film...
Bitty Ballet, 3-4 year olds @ 4:00PM.
I have been teaching dance in a neighboring city every Friday since September and have enjoyed the experience. It was a temporary situation to help that YMCA branch until they hired a new dance director. So, Friday was my last day, and I will miss the children I was lucky to get to know! Especially the bitty ballet class with cute chubby legs in pink tights and teeny, tiny feet tip-toeing around the room in miniature ballet slippers!
Ballet I class, 6-10 year olds @ 4:45PM
(check out my 4-months-overdue-for-a-highlight hairdo and no make-up look, yes! ... bot not really)
Ballet/Tap combo class, 5 year olds @ 5:30PM
And this long leggy lady is from my home branch modern class. We took jump pics on Wednesday and her's turned out fab!
Friday, December 5, 2008
I am doing another dance film. This time with little girls dancing as fairies in a secret, woodland wonderland. I will be showing this film at Barefoot Studios Dance Film Night this upcoming weekend. This little blue-eyed sprite is Molly. She danced ring-around-the-rosies with Haily for me today. She was wonderful!
Christmastime is here! Washington's premiere ballet company, Pacific Northwest Ballet is showing their spectacular version of the Nutcracker! Being connected with the YMCA affords us coveted, upclose seats at a fraction of the cost, so we took both girls this year! The experience really is one every child should have. The music, the costumes and the magical, Christmas fantasyland you get wrapped up in creates an unforgettable holiday memory.
No school these last few days for parent/teacher conferences. Myka and Haily were lucky to have friends over to play. Wednesday was a full day with their friend Bella. They went through every dress in their entire closet and played 'fairies', 'puppies' and 'mommies' all throughout the day.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I just got off of my cousin Meikel's blog and had to post/brag about my 87-year old Grandma! Look at her! I can only hope to look so lovely, stylish and happy when I am that age! Sometime soon I shall post about Grandma Carol. She is a remarkable woman. Thanks for letting me pilfer Mrs. Reece! (The salad looks delicious too- it was connected to the Gma pic- and the pomegranates match her sweater!)