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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Nutcracker Ballet

It's been a week, and I can't believe that the Nutcracker is over for this year. The weeks leading up to it are a lot of work for my girls, especially Theater Week - the week before the performances with rehearsals every night that week. It wears me out, and all I am is the chauffeur. Ballerina and Little Red end up absolutely exhausted. It's all worth it, though, when I get to see the final result.

Here's your warning - this is a picture heavy post. :) I'm super proud of my girls.

This year, Little Red was a mouse and a gingersnap.

Ballerina was a party boy (one of Fritz's friends), a soldier, and part of the Arabian corps.



One of my favorite things is helping backstage. One - I get to take pics of my beautiful girls in costume, up close. Two - I get to watch my girls hang out with their ballet friends.
Little Red is the mouse standing up in the back
Party boys goofing around backstage
Little Red (on left) and one of her best friends
While I enjoy getting to see what happens backstage, the real magic is on stage.








 Now that the Nutcracker is over, and classes are over until after the New Year, we can all relax. We'll start all over again January 6th with ballet classes. Then the girls will dance in a spring show. This year's is called Dance Extravaganza. I can't wait.

15 comments:

  1. How exciting! Their costumes looked great! I hope you guys have a great Spring show, my daughter's first dance show will be in June and I am so excited! :)

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    1. How exciting for her to have her first dance show! Enjoy every minute!

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  2. I can't imagine how excited they were to perform after months of rehearsal. Those costumes (and the cute kids in them) are darling.

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    1. Thanks! They started rehearsals in September. It's amazing how it all comes together.

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  3. Oh my goodness! That's just about more cuteness than a person can stand! They look wonderful! It must have been so much fun watching them.

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to watch them. I'm always amazed at how they can remember all of their steps.

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  4. I love working backstage too, although I have boys, so I haven't done it since college. These days all my time is spent on the sidelines!

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    1. Having 3 soccer players in addition to my ballerinas, I also spend a lot of time on the sidelines. Both are fun in their own right.

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  5. Oh I wish I had a girl. Nothing but stinky boys here. Amazing photos, beautiful production. Totally cute!

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    1. Boys are a different kind of fun. It was a beautiful production. We are truly blessed to be able to participate.

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  6. Those look like the same style of mouse costumes I wore 30 years ago when I danced with the Delaware Ballet Company. We were especially thankful for the stuffed heads the night that I wasn't paying attention and let my little sister (the baby mouse) fall backwards and land on her head after getting shot by the cannon.

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    1. It is definitely a good thing you had those stuffed heads. The girls complain about them because it's hard to see with them on, but they look so good on stage.

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  7. I love it! Those are some amazing costumes. Your girls look so pretty. I would be proud, too :)

    And in case you swing by my blog and see it has disappeared, don't worry...I'm still alive and will be back soon :)

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    1. Thanks!

      And I'm glad you let me know, I'd be worried about you. Are you making updates?

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  8. Great pictures! I love Nutcracker, but it is a relief when it is over and we can rest for a while.

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