The girls took ballet and tap and had their recital at the Sandy Amphitheater on June 1, and it rained harder than I remember in years! It was insane. The recital went on for a little bit, and then right after my girls' dance they cancelled the recital. It was miserable for the dancers and most of the audience had taken off by then anyway. Only the parents remained.
Here is a picture of syd dancing with some of her friends. Syd is the 5th from the right. She did the dance well and loved being on the stage.Jess, on the other hand, was not a huge fan of the stage. She is on the left with her hands in her mouth sobbing. Her friend Rebecca is next to her wondering what on earth could be wrong, and her teacher Tiffany is trying to console her right before the dance started. It didn't work. Jess looked like this through the whole dance and by the time I got to her backstage she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown! She was so upset! Poor little thing got scared at the last minute and was cold in the rain.
Here we are after the show was cancelled. I look like I just got out of the shower. My mom was holding Kayman and kept him pretty dry, he loved watching the rain. They rescheduled the remainder of the recital for the following week.
Here are Syd and Jess just before the second go at the recital, which also had a terrible rain storm. Don't they look beautiful! They were more excited to wear make-up than to dance! Well, when it was time go to on stage, I saw that Jess didn't go out next to Syd like we had talked about. Then I saw her in the arms of another mother who was trying to console her. She got scared again and didn't even walk out on stage this time. She had a slight case of stage fright! :)