Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dancing Queen

Yesterday was Christmas performance day at the studio where Mallory dances. This isn't a formal recital, but just a chance where parents can go watch their girls during regular dance lessons doing barre work and other exercises. They then perform a short Christmas dance for us. It's always fun to watch and Jan and I keep threatening our girls that we are going to enroll in the adult ballet class the studio offers. It's pretty alarming for pre-teen girls to fathom the thought of their mothers running around in tights and leotards. I try to tell Mallory I used to take ballet, but she finds it hard to believe. Watching the girls yesterday, though, Jan told me, "I think we'd be good at this! I can see you doing that." So stay tuned. Maybe Jan and I will be in the spring recital this year! :)


14 comments:

Janae said...

DO IT!!! I am sure you would have fun! Those pictures are great in Black and White and I love the shoe shot, those are the best Ü

KRISTIE said...

how cute is she! I love ballet pictures

Cari said...

These are great! I LOVE that last shot. Great perspective!
Cari

Michelle said...

great shots. that last one is so artsy. very nice.

Becky said...

She looks like a natural, and that shoe shot is perfection!

pat said...

LOVE that toe shot, MArgaret. The vingette action on it is really cool. She is a doll!

jaw515 said...

I love Mallory's toes! Wonderful shot Margaret. So great to see you the other day.

Mandy said...

OH MY WORD! I had a girlfriend in school whose mom did that too. Lordy. I think it was the embarrassment of her existence. However, her mom was a little nuts, Margaret, so I am so sure you would be much more emotionally level, you know? Dancing is so much fun and you will be shocked at how difficult it is at first to make your body do all of those things.

These are truly beautiful photos. I just love the angle of the first one.

Jess said...

These are GREAT! Oh, I hope you DO get back into ballet... I used to dance too and I miss it SO MUCH! I'm not sure I could do it anymore though, my feet really took a beating when I was younger because of the pointe shoes and I still have problems now. But it's sure fun to dream! *sigh*

Nicole said...

so pretty. the last one would make a great poster for her!

PierKiss said...

I love ballet shots-they are always so beautiful. Very nice work! :)

Angela2932 said...

I love that 2nd photo! And Mallory is such a cutie; beautiful capture.

Lance and Sue Zan said...

Those are great.

RaShel Ferrin said...

Hey Margaret!! I love your blog!! And your Christmas card was darling. I'm so happy you are pursuing your photography and wish you were closer to do Clarissa's for her wedding! Hope to see you guys again soon and tell Derek "hi" for Bob. He wants his email address so they can keep in better contact. If mine is posted(not sure how this all works), please write to me and give me his email address. Take care. RaShel Ferrin