Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Dance Moment To Remember

{iphone photo}

Our first ever Dance Concert!

What an amazing Moment To Remember.

Two shy kids,
One year's worth of hard work, 
Six Hundred People (twice over), 
Two blubbering parents, 
Two happy smiling faces, 
One awesome moment to never ever forget

A bit of background on this moment. Our kids are what many would classify as shy. Not overly shy, just shy. They are generally quiet, rarely seeking to be centre of attention and often moving away from any position of limelight.

In fact Fairy Princess has only participated in our home school classes for the past two years and only really this year with some level of confidence. You might remember me posting about dance before and the times we have tried to participate in dance lessons. Oh how she wanted to, she wanted it so bad. Finally this year (with the help of having a friend's hand to hold) she went off to dance lessons week in and week out with a smile on her face.

Lego Lover also relished in his weekly Boys Funk Class and over this past year we have witnessed both of their confidence levels flourish. To sit and watch both Lego Lover and Fairy Princess converse with adults (and not just those within the family) with relative ease brings tears to my eyes. This from a little boy and girl that could barely look strangers in the eye.

I was beyond scared for both of them in the lead up to the concert. As I sat in the audience, second row from the front I worked hard to compose myself, even well before either of them appeared on stage my eyes were welling up.

Is there any feeling like that of a mother's heart overflowing with pride. Pride at just seeing my babies up there, up there on that stage in front of six hundred people. Even if they didn't move a muscle I would have been proud.

But boy they moved, they kicked, twirled, jumped and danced their little hearts out and I cried, cried tears of joy for my shy little babies whom really no longer need or deserve that label.

Just before I took the photo above, both of them were eagerly asking for more, more dance classes, more dance concerts, more, more, more. Considering that just a year ago I wondered if they would ever be able to stand up in front of a crowd and here they are begging for more.

A big thanks to the amazing dance teachers that both of the children adore!

Definitely one moment this mummy will remember forever.


Sig said...

What a great week!
We will definitely be a little more relaxed next year ;-)

Jenny said...

That is great! I'm so glad they came out of their shell! I'm signing Abby up for ballet/tap in January. I think she'll love it!

Lisa @ Our Country Road said...

What a great moment for sure!! I'm so glad they had fun!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

How wonderful!!! My two "big girls" have their dance recital tomorrow evening, and they've been looking forward to it for weeks! You're right, my heart just overflows when I'm watching them up there on stage.

Gabriela said...

That's so awesome!
My son loves dance too.
I think it's especially wonderful for shy kids, as a powerful means of expression that doesn't involve voice.

They both look really happy!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful moment for all of you! Congratulations to your kiddos for participating in their first dance concert!

Brittney said...

As a "shy" kid, I know how it feels to finally come out of your happy for them, and that you were able to see them grow!!

Stopping by from Moments to Remember!


Anonymous said...

This is awesome! My son has been in dance class for 3 years and we just had a holiday show tonight. Love seeing kids enjoying dance.

Christian Momma

Anonymous said...

I love it! I can feel your excitement. The photos are just gorgeous. I am glad you guys stuck to it. The boys funk class looks like so much fun. 600 hundred people? I don't think I would of been able to go through it. Congratulations to all of you! Thank you for sharing.
Discovering Montessori

jess_hak said...

How wonderful! 600 people is A LOT of people. So awesome that they are asking for more.

My oldest is in a dance class right now....and although I wouldn't call her shy I would say that she gets nervous when people are watching her. I'm interested/nervous to see what happens when her recital comes in June.

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