Hello from hot and muggy Lexington. 😩
Hadley had her dance recitals over the weekend, and we loved all her performances. Kind of like my baseball wrap-up for Hayden, I like to have all the dance memories in one place for Hadley as well.
There were three recital times: one on Friday evening and then one each on Saturday afternoon and evening. That meant three recitals practices for Hadley as well last week leading up to the recitals.
Friday night, Hadley just danced in the opening number and the finale, so I just dropped her off for that one and then caught the end of the recital after Hayden’s basketball game.
Saturday was a busier day with recitals at noon and 7:00. The noon recital was extra special because that’s when Hadley helped with her younger cousin’s class. Hadley also danced in the opening and finale numbers as well. My mom was in town to see Layla and Hadley’s Saturday performances.
Then, Saturday evening, Hadley had six dances overall! All the family was there, including Hayden! 😆
The opening number was one of the competition routines with all of the competition team members at the studio. It’s a fun, action-packed performance.
Then, Hadley danced in her other competition routine which was a small jazz ensemble performance. It’s one of my favorite dances, and Hadley has the opening turn to start the performance.
Great group of girls with their amazing teacher.
This was my favorite costume and Hadley wore it for jazz and ballet performances.
They did an awesome job.
Then, Hadley had her ballet performance before quickly changing for the finale.
Hadley and Layla after their routine on Saturday…
Lots of fun memories and family….
Of course we had to get flowers for our dancing queen!
…and a family photo…
Hayden obliged for a photo after Hadley’s final performance.
(Halfway through the Saturday evening performance, Hayden did ask for money for the concession stand…😂! (There were no snacks at the recital!)) Also, when Hadley asked which dance was his favorite, he mentioned “the tap routine with no music.” That was a great acapella performance by the older girls…but Hadley wasn’t in that one. Oh, brother!
Well, you’d think we’d have a bit of a dancing break, but Hadley signed up for hip hop and ballet conditioning this summer. It is only one night a week, and she loves being at the studio and dancing with her friends.
I always say that I’m not sure where Hadley got her rhythm and grace, but that she also has the heart of a dancer. She loves being up on that stage.
Thanks so much for reading.