Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dancin' it up!

Jemma's Dance Recital was last night...she did GREAT! During the dress rehearsal (that's what the video is of...we weren't allowed to video tape the actual performance...I'll keep my opinions on that to myself...) she just kept looking off stage at the girl behind the curtain prompting them. So, in an attempt to get her to look out toward the audience during the actual performance, I told her me and Dad were in the audience and wanted to see her face... she did a wonderful job of facing forward, but I guess I should have mentioned smiling too cuz she had a pretty solemn expression the whole time.
I will say this for her though, she did NOT appear to have stage fright. There was one little girl who (poor thing) just covered her face with her arm and cried through her whole dance. It was so sad! Brandon was telling Jem afterwards that she did a great job and that she wasn't afraid or anything in front of ALL those people, to which Jemma responded, "I was like, 'oh my goodness, I have got to get out of here and go watch a movie or something.'" (True Jemma fashion...that girl could be the first official member of MAA - Movie Addicts Anonymous...)

My video taping wasn't the best...I apoligize for the shaking.
Jemma is 2nd from the left.

Jemma was still on a little dance high on the way to the car...she danced all the way there singing the song from their finale number "Simply the Best". And let's face it, she had simply the best time last night...our little performer!

She had such a great time this last year in dance...her instructor (Miss Patty) was phenomenal and I seriously can't say enough good about the Forest Grove Dance Arts. We were pretty impressed by the size of this production especially coming from such a small town. We're sure glad we got involved!


Sharee and Arthur said...

She looks darling! I laughed out loud at her comment about getting out of there to watch a movie or something. What a crack-up. So I don't know if it's just my computer, or if there is a problem with blogger, but your videos aren't showing up on my screen . . . But I'm sure they're darling and if they ever show up, I know my kids will want to watch them over and over!

Eric and Jewels said...

Jemma cracks me up! Please tell her that I thought she did a fantastic job on her dance. Her costume was super fun I loved it! Can't wait to see you guys next month!!

Kristina said...

Way to go Jemma! She looks so pretty in her costume. Reagan wanted to watch the video twice, she loved it... maybe Jemma could give her a personal show.

Melanie said...

Jemma = AMAZING!!! she looks so cute in that little dance outfit! I can't wait to see videos of her next performance!


will. said...

the REEDS! dudessssss it's been way too long...but i've found you on the world wide web. your kids are way cute! congrats on the newest!