Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Backyard Ballet - June 17, 2010
In mid-June, I received an invitation to attend a Backyard Ballet by the very graceful Emma. This was the 2nd annual event whose proceeds benefited the Everybody Can Dance Workshop. Here is a description of the workshop as noted on the back of the programs that night.
Each of our incredible dancers that night take classes at the Academy, and I was just amazed at how poised these young dancers were to celebrate this fun evening by doing good. The donation basket was quietly placed near the popcorn.
Funny story about the popcorn: There was a cutie pie of guest who was probably 3 or 4 years old. He came running to the back to get some popcorn during the show, and at some point, he came back to talk to Chef Mel and announce to her that her popcorn was NOT right. He proclaimed, "You're popcorn doesn't taste right. It's stale!" I thought I was going to die of laughter. I was officially crying because I was holding in my laughter so as to not disturb the dances. Poor Chef Mel! She had pre-prepared the popcorn and had it ready in the bags but the day's humidity seeped into the popcorn and made it stale. It was pretty funny.
Anyway, here are some of the adorable dancers from that night. It was incredible to see these little bodies fly through the air and float across the floor. Just breath-taking!
Thank you so much for the invite girls! I can't wait until next year's production!!!