May 18, 2011
I'm continuing with my dance recital theme from yesterdays column to give you a glimpse as to what happens the day of the dance recital. Moms are getting their daughters ready: their hair needs to be pulled back in a bun with no strays able to fly away at anytime; shoes need to be scuffed so they don't slip; then makeup, make that too much makeup is applied then on with the new tights and costumes. Most girls love this and stress over the details and how many routines they need to remember. Meanwhile, usually in a high school auditorium, the parents and grandparents start to arrive and find their paid seat. They receive a brochure showing a good 55 dance routines ready to rock to a specific theme.
The size of the dance school determines the length of the recital, which always lasts a very long time. It's best to have a seat on the end so a quick escape is easy. It's a very long show featuring other people's kids and somewhere in the middle of the show your little princess comes out in a tutu. Pictures aren't allowed as the entire show is being videoed and photographed. Yesterdays dress rehearsal was the time for photos, not now.
So, there she is tapping her foot three times on the right them the left, twisting into a sweet twirl. Of course this girl is the best, others on stage are confused, scared or just plain forfeit their dance. But it's your little princess that makes this all better. She's adorable and, whereas not a lot of skill is shown she is radiant and happy to be in the spotlight. It's a long wait in between dances and many tend to ditch the entire show after their baby stars. It does get overly long and redundant; it's good if you like to watch amateur dance after dance after dance, but I digress. Afterwards when she receives the overpriced bouquet of flowers, a television commercial fades through your mind wondering if this time it to be considered "priceless?"
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