Dress code for the kids was very specific - we had directions for hair and makeup, and rented the costume (thank goodness we didn't need to buy it and add to our already large collection of dress up clothes), had to buy specific tights and wear a certain color ballet slippers.
Rowan's Mom Jenny brought her makeup and did the makeup for both girls. Then we left them in the care of the other dancers and some adults that entertained them backstage until it was their turn.
Videoing was strictly forbidden, but since I was not going to buy at $35 DVD for a one-minute performance, I undertook some stealth recording anyways. That's also my excuse for the quality (or lack thereof) of the video. Vivian is second from the right, and Rowan all the way to the right. It cracks me up every time I watch this how they missed the queue to start running. Just like class :)
Anyways, I herewith bring you some photos of our young stars and their very first real life stage performance.
|In full makeup and costume|
|Vivian's place in the program|