Thursday, June 19, 2008

Eva's Ballet Recital









This was Eva's 3rd year at Clytie Adams school of ballet. Her recital was held at the Browning Performing Arts building at Weber State University, and as expected, it was impeccable. Clytie's program has been around for 50 years and it is a professionally done show with a live orchestra that plays all of the classical music for the recital. Clytie has said that in 20 years they will tell people they danced to a live orchestra and nobody will believe them! She's right - it is probably one of the few programs that still uses live musicians to play for the dancers. Really a treat for the girls and the audience.

All of the dancers stay in a different auditorium while they wait for their chapperones to take them just before they go on to perform. Each year there is a magician who comes to keep all the girls (and the few boys) entertained for the entire length of the recital. They get to watch the other dancers during rehearsal, but that's it! There are no pictures/videos/children under 5/etc. allowed into the recital. This is serious business and believe me, you DO NOT want to break any of these rules. Clytie runs a very tight ship!



Eva did a beautiful job - we were so proud of her and it was so rewarding to see her dance. She has learned so much and has been able to get a good start on technique that I think will help her with a lot of things she may decide to do. She told me she gets a little nervous, but when she is on stage she seems so confident and I love to watch her. Her Grandma and Grandpa Darrohn came to see her and she loves having them there to see her perform. It was a great night for her and she seemed to really enjoy it. We love you Eva!

7 comments:

Candy said...

Oh, what a doll! I never realized HOW much she resembles her Daddy.
Good both her parents are cute. ;0)
I can't wait to put Alyssa in Clytie. Everyone seems to love her program.
Hope summer's goin' well.

it's a good thing you're cute said...

She looks gorgeous! It was fun to have you guys over last night! Sorry for kicking you out!

Tanya said...

So cute and sweet! I thought for sure that gpa was your husband's dad. Maybe it was the red shirt :) Then I read it was your dad. I can't wait to hear about your run on Wasatch. I hope you do a post about that!

The Stones said...

Oh, I love Eva! She looks darling. I was serious about the adoption thing-can I borrow Eva for a couple weeks? Kallie ADORES her...

The Darrohns said...

Eva, you look beautiful. We wish we could have been there. -H

Kierstin said...

That is such a cute costume. That is awesome that she is on her 3rd year, what a cutie.

Tansy said...

That is so cool that they get to dance to a live orchestra! Eva is a lucky, lucky girl. She looks beautiful and I'm sure she did a fantastic job.