Ballet girls #whatsthestory #magicmoments

If you follow me on twitter or instagram then a few weeks ago you would have seen that my girls (three of them) were getting ready for a ballet show. They go to a ballet school that is run by a lady who danced for the English and Australian National she has quite high expectations for the girls in her company! I took these pictures just before they left, hence the make-up. They were pretty excited about the make-up bit it has to be said!! πŸ™‚

The shows take place every second year, which is a good thing as i dont think i could cope with it every year…but pretty much since October half term we have been too-ing and fro-ing to lots of rehersals. The older girls have been to about 30 hours of extra practice in the last month or two and whilst that might seem like a lot, they accept that they have to be committed to it to be able to give their best performance. It is a big theatre and its only run on one night so its pretty important to get it right.

This is our third show and so we were ready this time. We gave the girls a little pep talk about what to expect and how it might make them feel. We usually hit a few ‘i dont want to do this anymore!” type of comments but they are soon forgotten after the show when they are all on a high and have fallen in love with the performance side of ballet. πŸ™‚ They get to appreciate how much enjoyment can be gained from actually working hard at something, sticking with it when the going gets a bit tough and then being thrilled when they experience the results. I am so proud of them just for that regardless of how they actually performed!!

But they all did great and this year having three girls in the show gave us a lot of interest all the way through the show. Faces shining, big smiles and lots of attitude and giddy, happy and tired girls at the end. But it was all so worth it.

I am very happy that its two years to the next one however!! Maybe then it will be all four girls in the show!!

Motivational Monday



  1. December 2, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    Sounds like all their work was definitely worth it. Our daughter has been included as a ‘gingerbread’ girl in ballet show at local theatre which means we have about four performances to see in a fortnight’s time!
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  2. December 2, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    Beautiful portrait! Good luck to the girls in their shows! πŸ™‚

  3. Sarah Jane Hessey Rymer
    December 2, 2013 / 7:42 pm

    sarah, that’s a great blog and love the pics. It truly was a special show xxx

  4. December 2, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    How wonderful Sarah, they all look absolutely fabulous. It must be incredible to see them in a show – did you cry? Think I’d be in bits! I can’t imagine what it would be like to see all your girls in the show. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory
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  5. Advunfitmother
    December 2, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    They are soooo cute and I’m delighted it went well. We don’t get too many ballet shows around here so I’m jealous!

  6. December 2, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous! All 3 of your girls have just a little bit of you in them. Makes me miss my girlies doing ballet…too old now *sniff*.

  7. December 2, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    awww how amazing they have such a fantastic opportunity and that they enjoy it!!

    thanks for linking up with #Magicmoments x
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  8. mob
    December 3, 2013 / 7:58 am

    Absolutely fabulous show well done girls.
    Very proud Grandparents. xx

  9. December 3, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    Oh they look wonderfully excited! It sounds like an amazing experience and a great production. My biggest little one has been doing ballet for a year now and she just adores it – I’m so looking forward to when her sister gets to join in too!
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