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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The final show

She cried to break her heart. Her mother, our daughter, wrapped her arms around her oldest child, Sylvie, and asked what was wrong.


“Dance is over again,” Sylvie replied through the sobs.


This was the scene after the final show for the 2017-18 season. The last ten months were busy for both granddaughters, as dance classes filled the calendar. At seven, Sylvie took three classes and assisted her teacher with a class of younger students. Five year old Caitlin took two classes.


The showcase for the students who worked so hard all year was a treat. From the little four year olds to the senior students, everyone did a wonderful job.


This year Sylvie had the stage to herself for a brief time as Snow White, summoning princesses on stage, the girls from the class she helped with all year. She proceeded to put them to sleep with a bite from that special apple. 





Sylvie also performed with her tap and ballet classes, never missing a beat.





Caitlin performed her ballet steps as a mouse. She was not shy on stage and performed every movement well. She was the cutest mouse ever!





For now, dancing is a passion for both girls. Who knows what the future will bring but Sylvie and Caitlin are already talking about what classes they want to do next year. 

44 comments:

  1. How I remember those days so well. Not with my kids but when I too was sad after the recital was over. Sweet sweet pictures Marie.

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  2. I used to love Danica's dance recitals.

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  3. They are so adorable. They have both definitely got the dancing bug. I hope I get to see more pictures of them dancing as the years go by. They add so much to our lives! Thanks for sharing them with me, Marie. :-)

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    1. When a child finds something she loves, it is a pleasure to watch her do it Jan.

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  4. So sweet! And yes, at that age, a short summer break can seem like FOREVER!

    Have you seen that viral video going around right now of the big burly Dad dancing alongside his toddler daughter to help her overcome her stage fright at her dance recital? It's soooooooo cute!

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    1. I saw that video Debra. Priceless!

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  5. Absolutely adorable!!! Ohhh and the customs are so cute! Grandchildren are such a blessing.

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    1. It won’t be long and your little sweetie will be participating too Angela.

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  6. so adorable, and it's clear from the photos how serious Sylvie is! Kudos!

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    1. Sylvie was down to business this year SW.

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  7. They look so wonderful too. You take great photos.

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    1. I love this subject matter William.

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  9. They both look like they love dancing so much Marie, I have a feeling there will be many more dance concerts in the future ☺

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  10. Wow bet they had fun and I can understand they are sad it is over but I guess next year they will be back. Take care Diane

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    1. The summer feels like forever at their age Diane.

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  11. Gorgeous photos. Long may that passion last.

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    1. As long as they find somehing they are passionate about EC. For now it’s dance.

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  12. They are precious girls. How wonderful that they enjoy the classes and do so well. Thanks for sharing the sweet pics.

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  13. They are so beautiful. And talented!

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    1. It is a joy to watch them Catarina.

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  14. Unbelievably adorable, Marie. I don't know how you can stand it! (And yes, I feel like I'm finally back to the land of the living, even though g'son Nicholas is still with us, till Sunday.)

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    1. You’ve been so busy Ginnie. You’ll need a rest next week.

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  15. Ohhh they are so adorable! Full of dream!
    Happy day to you and your lovely girls.

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    1. That’s what I see too Tomoko. The dreams!

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  16. Sooo cute!! You got some great pictures which will make wonderful memories and stories to talk about through the years...even if they don't continue with dance. It's important for kids to be active in whatever they thing their interested in and sometimes that changes...sometimes not. Thanks for sharing such sweet pictures.

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    1. Dance is the passion for now, Sandy.

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  17. They look very accomplished and professional. Stars in the making!

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    1. They love dance John and it shows.

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  18. Wonderful photos that I am sure they will be able to look back fondly on for years to come!

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    1. We document their performances Jenn.

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  19. I just love it. It is so special to see kids in their element.

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    1. It is indeed Barbara. Hope your daughter is doing well.

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  20. oooooh i love these pictures!! dance recitals are the best, i always go when my great nieces dance!!!

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    1. Children enjoying what they do is amazing to experience Debbie.

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  21. Wonderful! I hope your granddaughter wasn't sad for too long. It's kind of a let down after a big event, so much anticipated, is over. Our daughter was the same with certain events.

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    1. Another life experience for the kids, how to handle the let down Jenny.

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