Our Tiny Dancer
This weekend was Katherine’s Holiday Show. When she began her journey in to the world of dance, I truly thought it would be a blip on the radar. Rob and I have no (and mean no!) rhythm and Caroline’s foray in to the dance world revealed that she very much takes after her parents in the rhythm department.
Therefore you can imagine our surprise when Katherine began to truly love dancing. For awhile, I thought her love affair would not last but we are years in to this journey with no signs of stopping. You can’t help but feel happy when you watch Katherine on the stage. Her joy is contagious.
Last weekend, I sat and looked over the schedule for the week and was overwhelmed. There were a ton of rehearsals and long, long days ahead of us.
It all seemed like it was going to be a bit much and in truth, our weekend was filled with rehearsals and shows, with late nights and sore feet. But it was also filled with friends and teamwork, and lots and lots of dedication.
If truth be told, I used to agree with the people who thought that the real athletes played sports and the rest of the girls danced. The more time I spend with dancers and the more closely I watch the older girls, I understand just how strong and flexible and truly talented these girls are.
I feel really lucky to have joined a world that was completely unfamiliar to me and to see a side of dance that I never would have seen were it not for our favorite tiny dancer.
Katherine looks beautiful! The costumes are stunning. And I agree – it’s a lot of work. I can’t even imagine how hard it will be once by daughter gets her toe shoes. Ouch!
Caroline has a good friend who just gone on to pointe shoes. She keeps telling Caroline terrible stories about black toe nails and toe nails that fall off. Caroline passes all these tales on to Katherine with all the gory details but Katherine is completely undeterred! How old is your daughter? I feel like she is a touch older than Katherine- you’ll have to share bloody toe stories with me so I’ll be prepared!
So beautiful — I can’t wait to follow her dancing journey, no matter how long or short it lasts.
Thank you Kristen! I do have a feeling I am in for the long haul!
So lovely! My husband and I aren’t dancers, but my daughter loves the rhythm of the music. It is so wonderful to witness. I love how our children can expose us to undiscovered worlds.
Oh I love that- ‘undiscovered worlds.’ Indeed!
How beautiful! I danced when I was young and so did both of my sisters. They both kept with it until high school or college!
I love this post. It looks line a beautiful production and I love reading about children doing what they love. I also loved your great books recommendations. That site is new to me but I will be back! Have a wonderful holiday!!