Saturday was Kate's dance recital. It's just so happened that each year her class has done a ballet dance as opposed to a tap routine. Which suits Kate just fine! This year she danced to "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from Lion King.
Kate's class is such a sweet group of girls.
It's such a joy to watch Kate dance. She's SO graceful and expressive, and she always has a smile on her face. She LOVES to be on stage. And of course, she loves wearing tutus!
Afterwards, she received flowers from her Daddy!
Next year, Kate will be moving to a new level in dance. She'll have separate classes for both tap/jazz and ballet instead of one combined class. At first Kate said she just wanted to do ballet. UNTIL she learned that if she took 2 classes, she'd be in TWO recital dances and wear TWO recital costumes. And that sealed the deal for her. Ballet AND tap it will be!
I am not a "dance mom" type at all. But this is something Kate LOVES (and does WELL with) so we're allowing her to do it. We're very blessed to have found a God honoring dance studio where costumes are modest and the music (a mix of Christian and other) and dance routines bring glory to Christ. Before the performance, prayers were said that the dancers would use their gifts and talents for the glory of God and to bless others. There are no competitive teams in our studio, and the owner works classes around her homeschooling schedule. LOVE that! It's just perfect for us!