grab a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable, because this post is a long one! last week i gave several sneak peaks (here, here, and here) as my dance studio prepared for our annual spring dance recital. on saturday, we had our recital and i was thrilled to be a part of it.
this year's recital was called "memories in music" and it was really a labor of love. i had the opportunity to have my hands in so many different parts of the recital this year. i performed in eight numbers, co-taught three of the classes that performed on stage, and created some of choreography for the show too. in addition, i picked the venue, designed the logo for the show, created the programs, managed ticket sales, made some props, designed the show t-shirts, and did the advertising/publicity for the show. it was exhausting, but i had a blast and really enjoyed doing it. it was also fun to be able to work on another show with ryan, who was our "jack of all trades" for this production. he really did a little bit of everything for this show.
below are a few photos and screen shots from the recital. the quality of some of the photos are better than others because the combination of the theatre lights and the moving dancers made some pictures a bit blurry, but you still get the idea . . .
just like last year, ryan took a few photos of my costumes at home after the show in order to remember them. i really loved all of the costumes and accessories this year so i'm glad i have these pictures . . .
^we wore this country girl costume for our trio country song medley "country girl shake it for me," "the river," and "she's country." i actually loved this costume, which is so out of character for me!^
after the show, my director gave me a mini red rose plant, and the junior ballet class that i teach gave me an orchid flower plant. both were so pretty. instead of flowers, my parents bought me a basil plant for our yard because they know how much i love to cook with basil! when i came home on saturday night, ryan and leko surprised me with flowers too. instead of a bouquet, ryan picked out three different flowering plants that we can plant in our yard. that was so thoughtful!
i'm so sad that the show is over because i had so much fun preparing for it and performing it, however, my body is grateful for a little break now because i have a few injuries that really need some time to heal. it will be good to take a little time to rest and recuperate before we jump back into dancing in a few weeks. we've already started discussing our next dance projects and i'm excited!
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ps: photos from last year's spring dance recital