Cora danced her little heart out in the Marin Dance Academy’s spring performance in early June. Dancers large and small spent the afternoon showing what they’d learned through the year.
While Marla nursed the kids (and herself!) from sickness this week I flew to jolly England for a business trip. London was blanketed in a rare dusting of snow and the Northcutts were blanketed in blankets.
Emma joined the Marin Dance Theater almost as soon as we moved to Marin this summer. Her first performance was a quick collection of pieces put together over the summer session. The winter performance was far different. It was a full-length, two hour long ballet called Sophie and the Enchanted Toy Shop featuring a full 150 dancers. Emma and the other girls practiced multiple times per week for hours on end, including back-to-back full dress rehearsals as the night grew closer.
A few weeks ago Emma and Henry cajoled us into buying musical birthday cards. Now, it wasn’t anyone’s birthday but they loved the music. Seeing them sing and dance in the Hallmark store made it nearly impossible to resist.
Emma has been taking dance for a little over six months now and had her first recital back in June. It was a tap-dancing, tendu-ing festival to behold. Continue reading
Emma had been anticipating it for weeks. She and Marla went out and bought a special dress just for the occassion.
“This is my Daddy-Daughter Dance dress!” she squealed with excitement.