That being said... now that my 3-year-old is taking dance classes I'm technically a dance mom. And Sydney's first dance recital is this weekend!! I'm very excited about it. So is she. And she looks adorable in her little tutu!
Some of you may know and some of you may not...I took dance classes all my life and took it very seriously. When I was 16, I considered moving away to Omaha, Nebraska to go to a ballet school. I didn't. And I'm glad I didn't. I had some talent but my feet weren't great and my "turn out" was mediocre at best (dancers will understand what I'm talking about). But I did love it. And made a career in the musical theater field for 4 years in Minneapolis.
Needless to say when my daughter showed a love of dance...I was very excited. But very cautious NOT to be a pushy dance mom. And I was very proud of myself this week. When my sweet little girl went on stage for dress rehearsal... she was so overwhelmed with the lights and loud music that all she could do was stand on stage and stare at the lights above her instead of doing the steps she had practiced. And I can honestly say I thought it was cute! Sure there's a part of me that hopes she'll do more than blow kisses (yes that's part of her dance) during the recital but I also focus on the big picture and making memories. It'll be more fun to tell the story of her NOT dancing when she's older than if she performed it to perfection. :) So we'll see how it all goes! All I know is that both of us are very excited!!
|This is Sydney backstage during dress rehearsal. She could barely contain her excitement!|
|This is a picture of me at my first dance recital|