26 May 2014

Annual Dance Show...

As you may know, I've had my annual dance show over this weekend, and I've loved every minute of it! I've literally been to my school (where the show was held), came home to sleep, and went straight back to school in the morning, and put this cycle on repeat. Normally we hold our shows at a different school, one that specialises in performing arts and so has a huge stage, but this year we were double-booked twice, so we just came to my school instead.

It was really nice to be at a new venue for a change; it really made me think about what I was doing and how I would have to be on stage, since it is so much smaller, and is also raised up from the floor of the hall.

Last year I started working with a class of little ballerinas, and watching them perform in the show made me so unbelievably proud; I was squealing and Hannah had to pinch me to shut me up! Also, I've befriended three of the girls from the class, who happen to be sisters - Ella, Alanah and Kayln. Kayln is the youngest and whenever I see her, she seems to have to either sit on my lap or have me pick her up, as was the case before the show yesterday. I went to her changing room to wish the three girls good luck for the final show, and I ended up holding her for twenty minutes while I was talking to her sisters and Jack.

Don't they all look so sweet in their tutus?! In the last three photos there are three sets of sisters! Only two girls from the group are missing, since they were in another dance at that time.

Now for some other photos! 

Hannah and I chilling in our 'Dance the Night Away' costumes

Danny finding all the lost music files

After the second show, Hannah and I waited at school for a couple of hours until the next one, even though I only live down the road. We were tasked with occupying Emelia and Georgie for a while!

Georgie looking tired backstage after the second of four shows

Watching some of the older girls having fun on stage in between Saturday's two shows

'E' for Emelia

This happened by absolute chance!

I think Hannah was tired out!

Stage selfie, like you do;)

Collapsing on stage

Mess of shoes

Slightly dodgy angle, but these are the skirts for 'On My Own'

Mine (left) and Hannah's (right) matching ballet shoes. They were brand new, now look at them!

Now this was one of my favourite costumes, we even had the makeup to match. These were for 'What Do You See?' (Doll on a Music Box from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Luckily, the lipstick on our cheeks wiped off fairly easily before the finalé.

Jack walked past with a girl from my finalé line and saw these costumes and makeup for the first time, just before we danced this dance for the last time. His comment was something along the lines of: "I know you get embarassed when you see me Carys, but you don't have to blush!" How very original of him xD

My mum took this photo of me with my absolutely gorgeous dance teacher, Hayley, after the last show! She's literally a second mum to me!

And here I am receiving my trophy! They keep getting taller every year!

And here is the long-anticipated photo of myself and Jack! It's our first photo together, surprisingly, but he really is one of my best friends, he's amazing! It's going to be weird not seeing him everyday now, after having seen a lot him three days running!

That's all for now! I really hope you enjoyed reading this post; this weekend has been one of the greatest I've had in a long time, I really wish I could do it over next weekend! I may post more photos at some point, when Hannah sends me the ones she took of the shows. Thanks again!


  1. Cute photos! You all look beautiful!!


  2. Love all the photos especially the ones that Kayln sits on your lap, it reminds me of me & my friend's little sister & the one with you & Jack as well :)


    1. Thanks! Aw, I'd love to see that! :) xx