Saturday, December 7, 2013

Presentation at "Charlton Place"

On Thursday, Ballet V, Ballet IV, Ballet II, Basic 2, Wee 3, and Wee 1 all performed their dances at a local nursing home. The hallways were steamy because the day was unusually hot (80 degrees in December!!!) and the nursing home didn't have their A/C on! There were some rough spots, but overall things went well because people were blessed and God was glorified.

Here are some pictures, taken by Ms. Katie Abbott and Ms. Sylvia Pope!
Recital sisters! Girls are grouped in 2s and 3s,
 with the older ones keeping track of and helping the younger ones. 
Nate as Joshua with Wee 3 as the Israelites in "Never Once."
Aren't they adorable??
Ballet IV as "ashes" in a dance about Job to "Beauty Will Rise."
"It was the day the world went wrong... everything came crashing down."
"But out of these ashes, beauty will rise! And we will dance among the ruins."
One of our three "story" dances, "The Fiery Furnace," to soundtrack music from "Gladiator."
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are being arrested for not worshipping the idol... 
Girls from Ballet IV and V dancing as the fire in the blazing furnace!
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego survive the flames because of their faith in the one true God!
Ballet V in "O Savior of Our Fallen Race"
Suffering in exile, longing for the Messiah to come!
Encouraged by the prophet, we await the "birth of Christ our King!"
In another "story" dance, a young woman named Mary is visited by an angel...

Sweet pax de deux with a brother and sister!
Wee 3 and the younger guys in "Mary's Boy-Child!"
"Hark, now hear the angels sing!"
"While shepherds watched their flocks by night..."
"...they saw a bright, new shining star!"
Wee 1 in "Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven"
One of the cutest dances!
Basic 2 in "When Love Takes You In," a song about adoption!
Girls from Ballet II were the "families" who loved and adopted the "orphans"

Ballet V in "Beloved," dancing as the bride of Christ!
"You're My Beloved!"
"Lover, I'm Yours!"
"I'll clothe you in white; My immaculate bride you will be!"
"Death shall not part us..."
"It's you I died for!"
Prayers are appreciated as we enter our busiest month so far! Next Monday we have another nursing home presentation, followed by a second set of combined classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Then on to dress rehearsal and performances the following week!

To God be the glory!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fun Ballet Attire: Small Group and Pointe!

The "Fire" dancers from the dance about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego posing in their most creative outfits. =)
Pointe class! Trying to get a good picture with everyone on pointe is harder than it looks. =)
Ah, much better.

This defies description. Somehow, it's easier to do ridiculous things when you have the capability of standing on your toes. Go figure.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fun Ballet Attire Day- Ballet I &Basic 1 and 3

Fun Ballet Attire Day last week was a blast. :) Here's a peek at the girl's fun, creative costumes.
                                                                          Ballet I
                                                                         Basic 1

Basic 3

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fun Ballet Attire - Ballet II, IV, and V

Fun Ballet Attire Week!

Ballet II

Ballet IV

Ballet V

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fun Ballet Attire Day - Wee Classes and Basic 2

Fun Ballet Attire Week!

Wee 1 

Wee 2

Wee 3

Basic 2

I've had so much fun teaching these girls this year! They have been such a blessing and joy to be with every week :-) They are making me a proud teacher as they learn their dances for the recital this Christmas!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Class Color Day! - pointe class


Pointe Class, pink 
We were missing two girls that day!

Learning how to fit, sew on the ribbons and elastic, break in, and tie your shoes is quite an undertaking! But we finally all have shoes that fit and stay on our feet. =) Now, if we can only learn how to dance in them...