Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ballet Season, 2014

We just wrapped another great season at the Cincinnati Ballet Academy. It was Josie's fourth year at the CBA and Bea's first year.  Here's the highlight reel.

Parent Observation Day - that's Josie right there in the middle.

This weekend Josie had her recital. They danced to the instrumental version of "Part of your world" from The Little Mermaid (video to follow when the DVD comes in the mail.)

We were all so proud of our tiny dancer!

It was at about this point that they hit the wall on group shots. Can you tell, ha?

Special thanks to Grandma Fifi and Grandma & DD who get gold grandparent stars for not missing a recital yet!!

.There was no shortage of energy for candid photos!

Josie was really lucky to have her bestie in her class this year!

Clearly both these girls are lucky they share a passion for performance. :)

Someone is VERY EAGER for her first recital next year!

And here are a couple more pictures of our beautiful little ballerinas, but I just can't resist.

This is Beatrice with her Petite Pas De Deux class with Miss Donna. Bea is really excited to get to take classes without me next year, but I will really miss my special Tuesday ballet night dance class with this little one. Some of my favorite memories of little Bea will always involve holding her little finger skipping & twirling around that ballet studio. 

This is Bea's little friend Ruby, who adorably photobombed the above photo. Ruby has been a special friend because she's the first little friend who didn't happen to be the younger sibling of one of Josie's friends. Bea talks about her a lot and I may or may not often have to pretend to be Ruby's mom when Bea pretends to be Ruby when we play "ballet class" at home. 

And I'll end with this fun watercolor version of Josie's class from parent observation day, because it's fun. And watercolor.