~ reverance 2011; aina’s first ballet concert ~

16 July 2011

so, after about 7 months being enrolled in a ballet class, aina got to do her first ballet recital, on stage. yep, she was in a ballet concert :)

certified :)

aina’s ballet school has a ballet concert once every 6 months. they’re such a nice ballet school and they allow any student who are willing to participate in the performance. so, when i asked aina if she wants to participate on the July’s show, she was quite eager.

so we bought the concert tickets a few months earlier. we took aina to the performance’s rehearsal and practice every sunday — on top of her regular friday class — for a month. my mom flew to singapore to see her granddaughter’s first ballet performance (she was a ballerina in her youth, too… so it was a big deal for her).

we started the day early, since aina has to be in the NAFA’s Lee Foundation Theatre for the full run rehearsal at 11 in the morning. once we got there, the place was packed with moms of the kiddy ballet. there were people doing the kids hair and make-up. at first, aina was hesitant to have her hair and make-up done by someone else other than me, so i had to hold her hands the whole time during the process. good thing that the make-up for baby ballet (aina’s class) was very light (powder and blush only).

aina, made up and proud :)
aina, made up and proud :)

after the rehearsal was done, we immediately cought a cab and went home to have lunch and picked ari up, who was sick that day and needed some rest in the morning. aina was excited the whole time and couldn’t wait to do the real performance.

obligatory pictures on the way to the concert hall
obligatory pictures on the way to the concert hall
arriving at the Lee Foundation Theatre
arriving at the Lee Foundation Theatre

she had to report to the theatre at 2PM, even though the show started at 3:30PM. so, after we dropped aina off at the theatre, ari, mom and i went to the cafe at La Salle for some coffee.

the theatre was full… i think most of the people there are parents and family members of the performers.

mostly parents and grandparents

since aina’s class is the youngest of them all, they got to be the first group on stage. we didn’t have to wait long… aina is the fourth from the left on the first picture.

aina's first ballet concert :)
aina's first ballet concert :)
aina's first ballet concert :)
aina's first ballet concert :)
why are you jumping by yourself, aina?

aina's first ballet concert :)
now hold hands…

aina's first ballet concert :)
oops, the chain was off for a little bit
oops, the chain is off!

after the baby ballet show, the pre-ballet class and ballet 1 to 4 classes took turns performing on the stage. after that, there were a lot of solos, like some parts of Paquita and Sleeping Beauty. there were pieces from Swan Lake, too. and they ended the show with the BACH piece that won 3rd place in American Ballet Competition back in June.

honestly, awesome stuff. aina seems to love the show, too. and she loves her bunned hair that had a small pink bow attached to it. she kept the little bow and sometimes, lets snowy wear it. she wasn’t too impressed with her hair after the bun was taken off though.

the big 80's hair
the big 80’s hair

ps: the rest of the photos are in the Reverance 2011 photo album.

~ comment (14) ~

LOL! in a few years aina will be horrified to see that last pic. and do tell her congrats on her first recital! :)

dian | 24 July 2011 - 07:03 | reply

will do! and she has already protested about the pic and cringed at the sight of the big hair in the mirror :P

thalia | 24 July 2011 - 12:51 | reply

Welldone aina..

Irma Ardian | 25 July 2011 - 09:33 | reply

thank you, tante irma :)

aina | 26 July 2011 - 02:11 | reply

Aina cantik dan menggemaskan ya…
Congratz for you first performance, lil’ cute ballerina…. :D

mita | 26 July 2011 - 01:30 | reply

terima kasih tante mita :D

aina | 26 July 2011 - 02:13 | reply

lutunaaaaa!pas video ambil video ga thal?

Jessi | 26 July 2011 - 11:24 | reply

ada videonya pas gladiresik, tapi adanya di ifonnya nyokap gue. sebenernya pas pertunjukannya, ga boleh video ataupun motret, tapi kita nakal dan motret. ga berani video sih… hehe.

thalia | 26 July 2011 - 11:46 | reply

Thal, gue ketawa liat foto terakhir :D

Tapi foto yang atas2 lucu banget deh, dan pasti nyokap lo ikutan heboh mengenang masa2 dia dulu juga jadi ballerina,sampe dateng euy…

otty | 28 July 2011 - 03:45 | reply

kita juga ngakak waktu ngeliat dia dengan rambut 80’snya itu, hihihi.

nyokap langsung heboh bernostalgia tuh. dan sibuk banget diskusi ttg balet ama aina, hihihi.

thalia | 29 July 2011 - 02:09 | reply

wow, aina udah performance aja :)
seru yaaa thal…
hahaha, itu foto terakhir, untung rambutnya ngga disasak dan dikonde ya :p

crey | 29 July 2011 - 02:57 | reply

seruuu! hihihi, tapi tepar sesudahnya :P
ih, ga kebayang anak 4 taun disasak, pasti protesnya ga berenti2 pas lagi bikinnya… (dan sesudahnya, pas cuci rambut). kalo bekas sasak sih bukan a la 80’s tapi a la rangda, hihihi.

thalia | 29 July 2011 - 08:15 | reply

Waaaah! Well done Aina… You look absolutely so cuteee in all pink… :)) So sorry kakak Rani and I couldn’t be there to watch you dancing :((( Next time, okay…?!

cynthia | 12 August 2011 - 07:02 | reply

asiiik, next time tante cynthia & kakak rani dateng yaaaa!

aina | 14 August 2011 - 01:45 | reply