Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tiny Dancer

Last week, Isabelle and her dance company took their annual portraits.  I helped
my daughter dress in her newest tutu, strapped on her ballet slippers and beamed as
she posed with toes pointed and arms in fourth position.  This marks her fifth year of
study with Motions Dance Studio and her talent has grown by leaps and bounds, literally.
I stood back and watched as Belle stood patiently in line with the other students, waiting
to have her photos taken.  She walked confidently in front of the camera, took direction
from her teacher, smiled her beautiful and enchanting smile.  My heart felt so proud as
I watched my graceful daughter, witnessed her fully alive and in her element.  She
loves dancing and performing so much and it shows in these pictures.  I am proud of
the confident and charismatic young lady she is growing into.  Dancing is her creative outlet,
it is her God given talent.  Every week, she attends dance class and gives it her all,
dedicating herself to being the best ballerina she can be.  She practices in our kitchen while
I make dinner, showing her baby sister how to bourree and developpe.  She talks of
someday performing professionally.  I have no doubt that this little girl could make
that dream a reality.
Isabelle, you are truly a shining star, inside and out.  Continue to follow your dreams
and dance like no one's watching.  Work hard and enjoy each moment you spend on stage.
We are your biggest cheerleaders, your proudest supporters.
I love you and all that you are.

Photos courtesy of the very talented Chris Brouillette.  
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Hilary@BabyMooHoo said...

these photos are gorgeous--she is a natural in front of the camera!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

isabelle is so beautiful, just like her mama and sister. :) i often wish my mom would have put me in dance classes. i'm so clumsy and i wonder if that would have helped. :) but i have absolutely no rhythm either, and am insanely jealous of people who dance beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Isabelle is so natural, she feels at ease in front of the camera! These photos are delicious! That reminded me my first years of ballet........and the tutu with the black spots for the Dalmatians show!

Sara said...

What a beautiful dancer!

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

Dancer? I see a model here! LOL She eats that camera up! :) She is too precious and with an attitude like that she will go far in whatever she does :)

kristance! said...

that second picture. ADORABLE! i can't wait to put eleanor in dance class!

Little Gray Pixel said...

What a proud mama you must be! If Alexa cheeses as much as Isabelle when she's her age, I will consider myself a successful parent. Also, enthusiastic thumbs-up for letting her follow her bliss. :-)

Michelle said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I still remember being in ballet when I was little and how much I loved it! That's so great she gets to do something she loves so much! =)

ashley said...


this girl is a star! you must be so proud.

Renee said...

Love her energy!! That last photo is Especially gorgeous!!!

Randalin. said...

I'm pretty sure you can thank all your "steppin' out saturday" posts for these amazing poses! Girl has had some practice and it shows!!