On With the Show…

So it’s that time of the year again, the Dance Centre is holding it’s annual recital at the Arts and Culture Centre this week.  It’s that time of the year when the students get to show off the skills that they have learned during the year and the parents get to see how their children have progressed and how all that money paid out in tuition fees, costumes, shoes, and tickets are translating into that beautiful, confident, poised and oh-so talented ballerina on the stage!

It truly is L’s favorite time of the year where she and her best friends in the whole world set up camp backstage at the Arts and Culture Centre for a full week, day and into the very late nights!

It’s also a special year for the Dance Centre as they are celebrating their 25th anniversary which means that I am expecting a very special show that is all glittery and sparkly silver with lots of nostalgia in the mix.  L has been dancing there for too many years to count and has transformed from that chubby, bossy little girl who tells all the others in her class what to do on stage to a graceful, confident, talented dancer, skills that will be with her for the rest of her days.

In honour of this week’s events, I am sharing a layout I did which showcases L’s costumes from last year’s show.

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As you can see, she was in several numbers which included tap, ballet, jazz, broadway, hip-hop and the finale which was a tribute to The Beatles which explains the British flag outfit.  This layout uses up some papers from an old Studio Calico kit.  I added some flair, filmstrip and wide-striped washi tape, tissue tape with music notes and wood veneers. the star that says “your’re a star” is from a set of basic grey stickers.  I just love those wood veneer stars, here’s a closer look….

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The film-strip washi tape acts as an anchor for the layout and is quite appropriate for the subject matter.

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Just a quick note about the photos, I took these photos of Leah in my makeshift home studio that I set up in my garage when I want to get some studio type photos.  I’ll be doing a post on that later when I set it up for this year’s dance photo shoot to give you some idea of how easy it is to take better photos at home with few do-it-yourself studio props.  Stay tuned for that.

All the best to the students and staff of the Dance Centre for another great show!  

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