Renee had another recital a few weeks ago (just a little late getting it posted) and she danced so well and had so much fun! Their class has grown up a lot in one year! Renee once again had some major "leader" responisbilites...she had to lead her half of the class around in a circle in the middle of their ballet dance and off the stage too. She, of course, was "the cute little girl on the end!" (what i always wanted to be, but instead was the tall girl in the middle...well, it doesn help that she started dancing early and is a year younger that the other girls in her class...otherwise that might not have been the case)
Here she is dancing away with her partner at dress rehearsal during their tap dance...they danced to Alvin & the Chipmunks singing, "funky town." notice her cute little bun! For ballet they danced to a Cinderella song, and of course she loved that! She even got to wear a little tiara!
Renee is known for being VERY possesive of "her number" (they each dance on a certain number on the stage). Last year she was number 14--even being the youngest in the class she was always the first to find her number when it was time. Well during summer dance last year and the beginning of this year...she still thought that she should be on 14 at all times! There were even reported pushings of other little girls to protect her number. She eventually accepted the fact that she could not dance on 14 this year...the class was larger and she was moved to the other end. Her number this year was 0.
Well, her number protection just shifted...during the finale..when all the dancers in the show come out class by class do a little dance, bow, and then back up for the next class to come out. She did her dance, bowed, and backed up, but when she did there was a "big girl" on her number. (each class has a helper on each end to help them find their spots...there are a lot of girls on the stage) well, she had a little debate right on stage for her number! she was not going to dance unless it was on 0! it was quite funny!