Thursday, March 30, 2017

Irish Dance Celli, part 1

Each March Abigail has her end of the year Irish Dance Celli.  It's a traditional Irish Festival of dance and we are blessed that Abigail is a dancer.  THIS is our Saint Patrick's Day for sure!  It's an {almost} end of the year dance recital, Irish party, dance (for everyone) all in one.  It's really a wonderful celebration.

And this year was my favorite.  Although last year was amazing too.

I love all of it.  The big Irish band, the dancing, the costumes, and of course the joy it brings my little girl!

I'll start at the beginning.  It all started with a brisk cup of Irish Breakfast in the morning for me.

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Now here we go! It was held from 3-7 pm on a Sunday afternoon. And I think that all of the joy comes 'behind stage'.

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I like to sneak back there for all of the little joy filled conversations.

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I wasn't even trying for this one. I think they all saw the big camera lens and all of a sudden her whole class was before me!

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Meanwhile, the guests start arriving and all of the food comes out.

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I forgot to take a few pictures of all of the amazing food we had at our table, but I did get a few pictures with Anna.

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Abigail all lined up and ready...

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Introducing herself.

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It's hard to capture the dances.

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Such intricate steps all while dancing in a circle and holding hands. She's really come so far and gotten really good!

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One of my favorites.

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Now, can I just talk about the no makeup, pink cheeks from dancing SMILE she had plastered on her face while she was dancing? That melted my heart, it did!

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She bowed, and dance number one was over.

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But unlike a traditional "dance recital" in a Celli there is much more dancing for each child. So more coming tomorrow!


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