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!