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Teen girls getting ready for dance show

Seeing as a few of you have commented about this dance show business, I thought I’d share a few snaps from Sunday’s rehearsal!  My mum photographed everybody for the slideshow that’ll play before we go on stage.  Which explains the french plaits that I’d never normally wear, but we were told to look smart and matchy so there you go.  It took me ages just to do those two and pin the plaits into a bun, I’ve no idea how I used to do my hair in 8  french plaits before school when I was in year 4!  Just imagine that sight – 9 year old lanky Lily with 8 jangly braids with bright bobbles on the end.  I used to deliberately swish those jangly bits around during ‘carpet time’ and everything,  because I clearly thought it was cool… moving on from that diversion!


Over 1000 photos were taken but I’m not gonna start posting pictures of random kids on the internet, obvs.  I’m really excited for Sunday but I know that as soon as it’s over I’ll be so sad and wishing we could do it all again.  Gonna be emotional times, I know that much!  I’m guaranteed to cry my eyes out on stage, complete with full face of streaming stage makeup.   It’s my last show, and I’ve done every one since I started dancing age 3.  To be honest I have absolutely no recollection of starting, it’s just one of those things that has always been in my life and I’ve never considered quitting.  I’ve always enjoyed having a constant hobby in my life, with the same people, like our own little dancing family. 😀  There are nowhere near as many of us in my grade now as there were back in the day (ha) but I guess that’s just made us closer and have even more of a laugh.  During our house move I even found the VHS of the first show I ever did, and VHS days were a long time ago!  I still remember skipping around the stage as a chicken and a teddy bear in 2002, giving it my best step point and dodgy demi-plie .  Slightly more sophisticated costumes this time around, dw.


Work on facial expressions is needed I think!  At this point I was probably just concentrating on tapping without falling over, seeing as the floor in this hall was about 20 times slippier than we’re used to.  I didn’t hit the deck though (just), which is always an achievement to be proud of in my book!




The light in the hall was pretty perfect, as we found with a couple of test shots before everyone arrived.  Pinky kinda tones work for dance, don’t you think?


Lots of love for Laura, I have the best teachers 😀 <3


Best go now as I’ve plenty to be cracking on with at home before making my way to the theatre for the evening.  Thank god for Wednesdays off college, as I’m sure I’ve said many times already!

lily x

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  • Reply
    25th February 2015 at 11:13 pm

    It’s amazing seeing how you love dancing so much. I started dancing when I was 5 and had to stop when I was 11 unfortunately. Just started again and I love it so much, it’s like coming home!

    I really loved reading this post and the photography is just as great as always 🙂 x


    • Reply
      lily kate
      3rd March 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you Sofie! I’m sure I’ll be so nostalgic about it in years to come. My mum did a good job with these shots didn’t she!
      Thanks again 😀

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