The studio doesn't have a recital for the youngest dancers...and that is just fine by me. Given Ella's past performance anxiety issues, I'm not in a hurry to get her on a stage in front of hundreds of people. Instead, the studio offers an "Open House" on the last day of the session. The dancers have a normal class and we parents get to watch.
I was so proud of Ella. She performed beautifully...and managed not to talk to her best friend Vera too much. I even got to see her "arabesque" which is her favorite part of ballet.
At the end of class, Miss Christine gave each girl a beautiful pale pink rose. Ella was so excited to have her very own flower...and to pose for pictures with Vera. I hope to get to watch my Ella enjoy ballet for many years to come.