This year is based on well know music and almost all the numbers (including the ballet) is performed on modern music. It is always a great show to watch as the studio teaches ballet, modern, hip hop, spanish and ballroom. So the program is varied and entertaining.
As per usual we will be moving into the theater for basically the weekend with dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon and a show the evening and 2 shows on Saturday. Being a grade 1 is also the very first year where they are not only performing in their own number but also in the grand finale, which is a modern item so they all get the exposure to modern dancing and not just ballet. But this is not where the dedication starts and ends. Every Saturday morning from the start of school this year has been filled with ballet practice. She has missed at least two parties and was late for another because of this, but we feel that being dedicated to an activity means working full out to achieving the best you can. The lessons in life this provides is obvious. This week sees practice from 4 to 7 today, tomorrow and Wednesday. We are going to have a very tired little girl by Sunday.
Add to this that work remains hectic and that I insist on taking Friday afternoon off to be with her (I think I can allow myself that luxury carrying the stress around of having your own business), the week is going to rock, in more ways that one.
So imagine how happy I am that my MIL is landing tonight for a 2 week visit! And no, those that are regular readers know that I love having her for a visit, I am not being cynical. I am truly so grateful for the extra hands and help she will be. Of course, it also gives her the chance to see her oldest grandchild performing for the first time - they are both so excited. In addition, we have a birthday on Wednesday to celebrate and next Saturday is the Boys' annual sports day which she will also attend.
So yes, a busy but exciting week ahead. What does the week hold for you?