Mariana had her big dance recital yesterday. She danced so beautifully! We were so proud.
This is her class minus Kennedy, who was sick :(. Davis, Katie, Jada, Kylie and Mariana
Her sparkly jazz costume
In her tap costume with her teacher, Miss Darby (a fellow redhead).
Flowers from Daddy
She also received a little bouquet from her friend Michael, whose sister was dancing, but he disappeared so quickly after delivering them that I couldn't get a photo!
Ready to go home with our beautiful ballerina for a celebratory dinner at Jason's Deli with Pawpaw and Manah.
And the videos...
Ballet (just an exerpt)
Jazz (forgive my camera....it had trouble focusing with all the sparkles!) This video is actually from the rehersal. The little girl who leads them around the stage was sick for the recital. Her substitute almost ran off stage. Mariana grabbed her and pulled her back onstage, saving the dance! What a girl!