Monday, May 18, 2009

Recital Weekend (Ballet)....

This past weekend was dance recital weekend and I'm going to show you the pictures in several posts (you can click on the pictures to enlarge). We had full dress rehearsal on Friday night, a performance on Saturday night and a performance on Sunday afternoon. Both of the performances were sold out. Lexi is in ballet, lyrical (combination jazz/ballet) and pointe. This is her ballet costume. Hope you enjoy the pictures.





Lexi is an absolutely enchanting dancer and is the youngest in all of her classes. We had so many compliments and people that said they couldn't take their eyes off her. She keeps a radiant smile the whole time she is dancing. She has also been asked by her ballet/pointe teacher to do a solo in the recital next year!

42 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh, Darlene! How proud you must be! I can see from the pictures how graceful and elegant she dances. Just the way she holds herself is so beautiful. How wonderful!

Lorrie said...

Oh Darlene, these are wonderful pictures. I know you must be so proud of Lexi. She does look very elegant and graceful. You all had a very full weekend, but so much fun and so many great memories. Congratulations to Lexi on her performance!

April said...

I love all your pictures of Lexi, Darlene! She looks STUNNING! I can only imagine the pride and excitement you felt as you watched her dance on stage. Wow...being chosen for a solo next year...that says it all!

Jen's Farmily said...

What a beautiful daughter you have! She does look very elegant in her pictures!

Stacey said...

It's obvious that she's an enchanting dancer even in the still photos. You can just tell that she has the grace that a dancer needs. She's a beautiful little girl. I enjoy the little girl events vicariously through your pictures. :) You know, this is a boys only house.

Heather said...

love that costume. Lexi looks like a princess :)

Ruth Ann said...

Cogratulations on the solo! You can tell that she just shines and stands out from the other dancers! I can already see it now a future Miss. America!

Joanna said...

That's Great! She looks beautiful!

Twice as Nice said...

In the pictures she looks so graceful and talented, I can only imagine what it was like to actually watch her. What a beautiful girl!

Rambling Girl said...

A beautiful dancer! Love all the pictures....woohoo a solo!

vintage at heart said...

She is beautiful and so elegant.. I know you are a proud Momma!!!

Lisa said...

What a cutie!!

She looks so pretty in her costume, the colors suit her.

I know you're so proud of her :)

Caren said...

Wow. That sure brings back memories. Lexi looks so beautiful! I know you must be so proud. I hope you plan on showing the other costumes because I sure look forward to seeing them! GO LEXI!

Laura said...

Love that last photo! Congratulations on her solo - she will shine!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Darlene,
These photos are great. She is so pretty, and by the smile on her face I can tell she enjoys being on stage.

I know you are proud of her!
:) Diane

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures of Lexi. She is so beautiful and it's obvious she lights up the stage when she dances.
Do you have a video of her dancing? It would be lovely to see it if you had one.
Best Wishes
Lindsay

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a beautiful dancer she is. Seems like just yesterday I was looking at her dance last year. How time flys. She looks so graceful and sweet. I know you are so proud! Madison will be having hers in a few weeks.....and the summer begins! Yipee!!!

Karen said...

she is such a pretty girl:) Looks so lovely in that costume! I don't have a ballet girl:( Just tap!

The Bloom Girls said...

You Lexi is a beautiful ballerina.
When my daughter was in ballet for many years from age three so I know how proud you must be.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Darlene, I would be so proud. What an adorable little ballerina! She is beautiful. Love what ballet does for girls too. I think they are so much more confident afterwards, disciplined. Happy day!
Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a doll! Oh, Darlene, she is just precious, and what an honor to get to do a solo! I loved ballet! When I got my first toe shoes, I was ecstatic. She looks just like a little angel.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Smilingsal said...

She's so beautiful. No wonder you're proud.

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...wow, I got back from bloggy break just in time to see an "angel"...your Lexi looks so graceful & beautiful in her recital. I only wish we could have seen her in person... ;-) Bo

Carrie said...

Oh how wonderful dance was my life when I was her age brings back great memories!

Ramona said...

Darlene ~ She is lovely! And, you can tell by the pictures that she is a natural born ballerina! She looks absolutely beautiful and she really looks like she is enjoying herself.

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos...next year will be here before you know it and you will be sharing photos of her solo! How fun.

Have a great week!

Smiles ~ Ramona

mollyandmarshal said...

Adorable! She looks beautiful! Congrats to Lexi!

Jill said...

Darlene,
she looks beautiful! They all do but she stands out in the crowd of angels!

nikkicrumpet said...

She is such a little princess!! I bet you are so proud...and she must be marvelous to be asked to do a solo...YAY LEXI!

Lana said...

These pictures are great! Lexi is just beautiful and looks so elegant! I bet it is so much fun to watch!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Darlene, Lexi was absolutely enchanting in those pictures! Beautiful!!! I miss those days! :) I know you are proud of that fabulous young lady of yours! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You can tell by the photos alone how enchanting Lexi is!

You must be so proud of her Darlene!

I think it's so wonderful they want her to do a solo next year~How cool is that? Can we come see it?

Robin~♥

Lisa said...

SOO SWEET.

HUGS FROM MAINE

HeathahLee said...

Darlene, she is so gorgeous! She looks like she is truly made for ballet. A smile on her face in every picture, while the other girls (although pretty) don't have the expression Lexi does. Just beautiful.

kelee Katillac said...

Darleneeennneeee!!!

Look out NYC Ballet here comes Lexi!!!

I am sure you are delighted.

love, kelee

Southern Fried Gal said...

Beautiful!

Carol said...

Lexi is so talented! It certainly shows that she enjoys dancing!

Jes said...

how graceful and GORGEOUS she is!! what a doll...you must be sooooo proud. :)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Congratulations on getting through recital weekend! We had ours in April and it was exhausting! Lexi looks beautiful!

~ Sarah

Life with Kaishon said...

Her ballet costume is SO beautiful! She looks lovely!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Those girls look like little princesses! You had a busy weekend.
Off topic, but I love the new banner, it really pops!

Daphine said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! These are GREAT! The last photo looks like a shot out of a magazine or something!

Neabear said...

So lovely! These bring back memories of when my daughter took dance. What a busy time that was for us.