17 May 2014

Day 93 / 103 - Once Upon a Time

My daughter is spending the weekend being a part of the best dance recital I have ever experienced, and I truly am being objective when I make that statement.

I've posted before about the phenomenal dance school that we've located here in Beckley (here and here).  Well, just when I thought it couldn't get any better, our director put together his annual recital that combines our family's love of literature with our daughter's love of dance.  When a dance recital begins with a fully clad Gandalf/Dumbledore character rising from center stage, you know you're in for a spectacular show.  The theme is Once Upon a Time, and in the first 15 minutes you encounter wizards and witches, Peter Pan and Indians, Dorothy and the Munchkins, Alice, Mother Goose, Snow White, and other fairy tale characters brought to life with the music of Tchaikovsky, Judy Garland, and more!   As I sat through the rehearsal for the opening, I felt as though I was witnessing a program performed by a professional dance company.  It is worth far more than its meager price of admission.
My daughter performs several times over the course of the three recitals as a munchkin in the Land of Oz, a Mary Poppins chimney sweep, and a Lost Boy in Neverland.  She's having a blast !!  As an added benefit for all of us, there's a little Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses thrown into the mix, too.


  1. Wow, from the pictures, it is quite impressive. What fun!!

  2. Thanks. It was.
    This was my daughter's eighth recital, and that doesn't even count all the other events she's danced in. Hands down, it was the best.