A rainy afternoon following a dance recital is one sure way to get some photo editing done quickly. lol So I'm getting these photos up quickly, for a change. Anyway, as has been the case for the last three years, it has rained on dress rehearsal day, which was Thursday. Oh, that's so fun to get my daughter in costume and attempt to stay dry while toting around my camera bag and other children. Anyway, I snapped a quick photo of my beautiful dancer with her new smile before heading inside.
This year's Children's Program was titled "In a World of Make Believe". Madeline's class was Sophia the First, while the other classes were Minnie Mouse, Ariel, fairies etc. I adored their costumes this year (which were so soft!) and the choreography for their two routines. The girls did such a fantastic job. It's so heart warming to see their progress each year. I thought I would share videos of her performances from the dress rehearsal. So that is why you see a big orange bucket (due to the roof leak). I sat up in the balcony this year, thanks to my new 80-200mm f/2.8 lens and couldn't have been happier. And thank you to Caleb who used my phone to videotape his sister's performances. (Madeline is second from the right in front for the first video and second from the left in front for the second video.)
As you can see from the videos and my photos, I took the liberty of adjusting the magenta colored lights shining down on the girls to achieve more natural looking skintones on them. Sorry lighting guy.
As you can see from the last photo of Caleb with cousin Josh, my sister's family was able to make it over for the recital. Oh, that made Madeline's day! We only had time to grab some ice cream together before they had to head back to their neck of the woods, but we cherished their time with us, though brief. I think my sister was tickled to be off camera duty this year, all thanks to my new lens. Hopefully, we'll all get to see each other again next weekend, as Caleb will be playing in a tennis tournament right near their house. Speaking of tennis, I will play catch up there soon. After my last blog post, my wrist actually started feeling better again. So I'm back to normal. Yay!