The theme was 4 seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. XY's dance was in the Summer category. And hers was the 6th presentation. When they were presenting the 4th dance, I started to have butterflies in my stomach. Was really nervous... afraid that she'll mumble or worse, forgot her speech altogether. Before her dance started, I went to the front of the stage to take pictures. Finally the moment came, she was standing in front of the microphone. I signalled for her to speak out. But she stood there quietly for almost 10 seconds. I was wondering in my mind, "Oh no! Can she do it?" Then she gave the speech, fluently and clearly. Sigh... I was so proud of her. Felt like telling everyone around me, "Hey, that's my girl, you know." hehehe Not that I'm boastful lah, I'm sure all parents would be like that, no? :D
While I was in front of the stage taking pictures, CB was shooting the video camera from our seat. Better view from there coz can take the whole stage and zoom in when need to. He told me he recorded the whole dance and zoomed in on XY a lot. When we checked the video camera at home, there was only the clip of the children coming onto stage and a close-up of the mic. Then it's the next presentation. No speech, no dance. Huh? What the h*ll happened? He must have pressed the Pause button but didn't release properly when the dance started (that's my conclusion). Argggghhh!!!! He was very sad and angry with himself. So I acted like it was no big deal, better not add salt to the wound. Luckily the kindy engaged a professional videoman and we can order the DVD from them. Although there won't be any close-up of XY, at least can still see her dance. If not, it'd be our biggest regret.
After the dances, there was a fashion show. The children were parading in clothes of the 4 seasons. We left then, before the prize giving ceremony and group singing coz didi has been restless for quite awhile already. It was his bedtime and he was starting to get cranky. Also, we wanted to avoid the heavy traffic when everyone leave at the same time.
What a memorable night for us all... my little girl's first concert.
~ introducing her dance ~
~ performing a Malay dance ~
~ swaying high ~
~ the end ~