Dance 4-27-17

Today we spent some time working outside and taking care of our chickens and bunnies. Our 4H books are also in at the extension office, so we’ll have to stop next time we’re on that side of town to pick them up.

In the afternoon, the girls went to their regular Thursday Hip Hop class, then S13 stayed for jazz line. We are also starting to get ready for our annual unschoolers event, which is just over two weeks from now.

Romeo and Juliet: Restaurant Wars!

Today I got to see the girls in “Romeo & Juliet: Restaurant Wars!”- a spin on the Shakespearean classic tale. DH went to last night’s show, which was opening night and, from the sounds of it, a bit rough. Tonight’s show was really fantastic. O11 played Amy, Juliet’s BFF. S12 played Fryer Laurence, a chicken merchant.

Fryer Laurence
S12 as “Fryer Laurence”

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This show was the final project for the homeschool theater class they’ve been doing since the fall. The class also included basic theater elements, set design and lighting, choreography, and improvisation. We will have one final class this term to celebrate the show and do a final Improv performance, possibly live-streaming online.

Dance 2-27-17

Today the girls had their regular Monday evening dance classes. S12 is in Cecchetti Ballet II, then she and O11 are both in Jazz and Tap. They are starting to get ready for the end-of-year show, which will be in mid June. The studio just announced that this year’s production will be Mary Poppins. The studio does not do a full-on reproduction of the show, but rather centers all of its dances around that theme. In last year’s production of Tangled, for example, one of the numbers was to Halsey’s “Castle”. It will be interesting to see what music and dances they choose for this year.