Saturday morning, all the ballet classes from Angel Feet performed their recital dances at a nursing home near the studio. Fun for the residents, and a nice little practice for nervous ballerinas.
I got to attempt my first bun in this baby fine hair. Some gel, hairspray and lots and lots of bobbypins... but it held. (even in the 40 mph wind!)
I watched the classes that danced before Sophie's group and marveled at all the different faces. Concentration... nervous... smiles... serious faces... and I wondered about Sophie.
She's a pretty shy little thing. She doesn't like to be the center of attention. She's not very comfortable around strangers.
I wondered how she would look.
Nervous? Stone faced? Scared?
None of these would have surprised me.
This not only surprised me,
it brought tears to my eyes...
Most of my pictures were out of focus, but even through the blur, that smile is constant.
She looked like she was having so much fun!
The costumes were adorable.
The dance was sweet.
But that smile was my favorite part.
To see her out there... dancing away... truly enjoying herself.