Monday, June 15, 2009

Lael's first dance recital!

Friday night was a special night for Lael -- it was the night of her first dance recital! There were 3 classes of little girls sharing ballet and tap dances. Fifteen family members and friends attended to support Lael, along with close to 200 other people.

Lael's class did two numbers -- one tap and one ballet. The song they danced to for ballet was Steven Curtis Chapman's song Cinderella. The song begins like this:
She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I'm sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders
It's been a long day
And there's still work to do
She's pulling at me saying, "Dad, I need you!
There's a ball at the castle
And I've been invited
And I need to practice my dancing.
Oh please, Daddy, please!"
So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms'
Cause I know something
The prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'Cause all too soon
The clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone . . .
For those of you that know Lael, the song describes her well . . . there is always a song on her lips and she frequently dances around the room when music is playing.
Anyway, here are some snapshots from the dress rehearsal as well as the recital . . .
Lael really grew this year in dance -- she went from knowing nothing at all about ballet or tap to really being a leader in her class.
Our little girl is quickly becoming a graceful young lady!
All the girls from her class waiting backstage to perform their second song . . .
One of the special gifts of this dance class was a new special friend - Grace!
And Lael's beloved teacher - Miss Lea! You will always have a special place in our hearts because you introduced Lael to dance and shared your love of dancing with her . . . thank you!


Betty said...

Lael, you were so graceful and such a leader in your dance recital! We enjoyed being there to be a part of your special evening! Thank you for being the lovely young lady that you are! Grandma Martin.

Brent said...


You were beautiful and did such a wonderful job at the dance recital! Keep using the creative gifts that God has deposited in your life. You are precious!
Love, Daddy