Tonight is the last night of Victoria’s dance recital. It is quite an elaborate affair, involving hundreds of students. I had my doubts, but most of the kids are thrilled to be part of something that is so obviously a *big deal,* in a big theater, with fancy costumes, makeup, etc. The studio has classes from age 3-professional, so the littles get to see some very fancy dancers indeed.
Here is Pirate Victoria’s fancy makeup job, basically designed to ensure that the girls’ faces are not white blurs onstage. Her eyes look very green.
Here’s the full effect — the pose is not part of her dance, just one of her own making:
This little girl saw a camera and just knew she was supposed to get in the frame, so she sidled on up. She’s in the youngest group, a little shepherdess.
Victoria was quick to notice the gifts the other dancers were getting, so for her second night, when I was in the audience, I quickly picked up this little flower/teddy arrangement.
I looked at it more closely this morning — what kind of a bear wears a black “leather” motorcycle hat with chains on it and a black feather boa? The answer was obvious to Violet, who had the bear dancing around saying “I’m a Diva!” I think this little guy got lost on his way to the leather bar. Ah well, it just adds to his charm.