28
May
10

we have rehearsals for a reason

Have you ever had a moment where you wanted to cry and laugh at the same time?  Well, I could kick myself for not bringing my video camera to the girls’ dance rehearsal yesterday!  And, I’m so glad for rehearsals because Ella would have been MORTIFIED if the same thing happened at the actual recital.  You see, we discovered at the rehearsal that the stage floor is very slippery for tap shoes and my poor Ella tried her hardest, but fell while tapping to “Cotton-Eyed Joe” like 4 times!  Each time she fell, her face got more grimaced, until finally, it was too much and Ms. Jen came out to rescue her from her tears.  I felt so bad for Ella!  She was really embarrassed and told us she wasn’t going to dance on Saturday because everyone will laugh at her.  😦  After seaching with my swagbucks last night though, I discovered that duct tape on the bottom of her taps will simply solve the problem!  Here’s to hoping and praying!  (And if not, I will have my video camera rolling this time!)

Jen tries to comfort a sobbing Ella

Another “glad it’s rehearsal” moment for me:

Ella’s boa liner tore off of her tutu at rehearsal (you can see it hanging down a bit)I’ll be fixing that tonight!
Anna and Ella dancing to “someday my prince will come”
so precious!
Rilyn is on the far left.  About to dance to Defying Gravity from the Glee soundtrack
another reason rehearsals are good for Rilyn!    😉
This picture was taken before the tap shoe debacle.  Ella in the center. 
The finale is a dad/daughter dance to Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack!James and Rilyn at the far left.
James and Rilyn at the center front

If you live in the Austin area, please come to the recital! Saturday, May 29th at 4 p.m. (lasts 30 minutes) at Manor Middle School cafeteria!

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2 Responses to “we have rehearsals for a reason”


  1. 1 Carrie
    May 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I love the pictures of James and Rilyn at the recital! So sweet–what a great dad!!

  2. May 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    How cute!! cara’s recital is 6/12, can’t wait!!


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