Monday, June 14, 2010


Gracie is my messiest child. She leaves a circle of crumbs around herself at every meal. She is always playing outside and somehow ends up in every mud puddle. But she's also dramatic and loves being a girly girl, so last week she was in her element as a Garden Flower in Alice in Wonderland.

It was a long, exhausting week of dress rehearsals and preparations. I can't even imagine what it's like for the older girls who perform for more than the three minutes Grace's class did. But it was so worth it! The entire ballet was magical and Gracie was darling.

The video (below) is from one of the dress rehearsals (we weren't allowed to use video cameras performance night), so don't be alarmed when you hear instructions being given. I actually enjoyed listening to all the commentary during rehearsal -- I never realized how much goes on behind the scenes with lighting, curtains, and such. It's such an amazing experience for these kids!

Grace starts out in the back corner where Alice enters. I've been having trouble with the video, so if someone can please let me know if it works, I'd appreciate it. : )


  1. The video worked just fine and it was beautiful and sweet! Grace is so talented and graceful!! :)

    We are back home and had a fabulous time. I'll have to write soon about the new birds we saw. The coast was amazing!

  2. Beautiful costume. Watched the video, it was great.

  3. thanks for sharing! Gracie melts my heart.

  4. How precious! She looks so lovely in her costume and she and her class did a great job. I love ballets! I drag my mom to at least one a year. Last year, I think it was Cinderella.