For MANY years this time of year has meant the end of year dance concert. Ashy studied ballet for about eight years and tap for eleven years. More hours than I can count were dedicated to costume preparation and rehearsals. I cannot honestly say that I am sad those hours of waiting for rehearsal to finish have ended. That many years of dance don’t happen without enormous commitment from the parents.
The tradition of the end of year concert did not end for my family once Ashleigh moved on from her dance studies.
Now I go to watch Chelsea dance at the end of the year. For me now, though, it is all concert, no commitment. Being an Aunty is a sweet arrangement!
This year we watched Chelsea dance in her Irish performance then rushed backstage for her quick change for her Modern number.
It was all hands on deck to change costumes, shoes and hairdo.
Time for a quick hug from Ashy,
then back out to perform.
I think I noticed Ashy’s feet tapping silently under her chair. Could be more dance in our future…