One of Linnea's little friends goes to ballet not at school, as Linnea, but at one of the ballet schools in town. Tonight they were having a big showcase concert, and her mother arranged some tickets for us to see the show - "Ballet & Beyond - The mermaid's dream".
It was geared up to be a fantastic night, at the Empire none the less, and with lots of performances from all different age groups. Both the kids and I were very excited!
Lucas and Judie's big brother Louis:
It was supposed to start at 7 pm, by which time they hadn't even opened the doors to the concert hall yet..! It got started about 7.40 pm, only with a short bit of dancing followed by a looong awards ceremony for their students, that took nearly an hour!!!
By this time, the kids had already had more than enough of sitting still, and no dancing (=no Judie!) even though I had bribed them with popcorn and everything!
We did stay on for a little while longer, just enough to see (unfortunately only the first of her two) Judie's performance, and then we just had to go. I thought they would stick out a bit longer, but to be honest, the show (and foremost the award bit) was neither well planned nor well executed. It did have a lot of 'dead' time and some confusion - so both the kids fell asleep on me...
Judie is 6th from the left:
I think it's a real shame they planned a beautiful event like this, what could've really been something the whole family could've enjoyed, so late in the evening. They should've scheduled it for 4 pm, that would've been perfect, it's a Saturday after all, no one is working.
Also, I felt for the little ballerinas - some were only 3 years old! Staying up so late... trying to perform... Bless them!