Monday, June 20, 2011

Live. Love. Dance.

A week and a half ago Brookie had her first dance recital with "Gotta Dance" studio. She performed in 2 numbers (ballet and jazz) in two recitals. They allowed parents to record the performances during the dress rehearsal. The vimeo below is just that (it took me a minute to locate her for the first number, so bear with the moving camera :)
After watching her cousin Natalie perform in a dance recital in May, Brooke has been geared up and ready for her own dance recital.
Grammy Jo came into town for the first recital.
Backstage dancing divas
Mommy and Daddy were so proud.
Brooke performed in both numbers with her BFF Kaitlyn.
Both girls did great. If you look closely, you can see Kaitlyn in the vimeo as well. (This was my first time watching the performance. It was hard enough for me to locate my own daughter, but you can spot Kaitlyn in both numbers... She's a couple of girls over from Brooke).
Grandpa and Grandma came to both of her shows.
And we had many other friends come watch too
(not all pictured here)
the girls were showered with flowers after the 1st show
and ready to do it all again a couple of days later

Auntie Em and Natalie came to the last recital
[and we all went to the Taylor Swift concert later that evening (check previous post)...I told you I would be posting in reverse!] What a busy week we had!
Overall, she had a great year of dance.
We loved this new studio and are getting ready to sign her up for a couple more summer classes.
Thank you to everyone who came out to watch and support Brooke.
This means a lot to her (and to her mama).
Livin' out this year's theme:
Live. Love. Dance.


  1. Hey Amanda -- what a precious video! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. She did a great job! I see lots of dance recitals in your future!