Alex's First Solo Ballet Performance At Her Best

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So you think she can dance?  The questions that doubted our fear but overcome by confidence and trust. Alex may not be the best ballet dancer but we, her parents knew she can do it. It was an audition for the talent showdown contest sponsored by SM CDO Mall - SM Little Star 2011. Alex, who once participated in a ballet workshop, eagerly wanted to join. Their group had a recital last December but this time, it's the first solo performance of her life. Given her with basic skills in ballet, we hired a friend to further enhance her crafts in ballet dancing. She had a series of practices and a bit worried if she can do it all by herself on stage.

And the day has come. It was July 16, 2011 and Alex has to undergo another ladder of being a grown up kid. The first solo performance of her life. Alex was bundled with confidence that the crowd doesn't bother her much. She was all set to show her skills. No worries on her side. On the side note, we her parents, who had never experience such achievements in life (seriously) were trembled with fear. We need somebody to calm us down. Funny.

With Alex on stage as the first performer of the girls category, daddy has to hold on to his fear and to his trembling hands holding the video camera. Mommy was also on the same situation taking care of the photo op. And guess what? Alex did follow daddy's final words not to Yawn and Scratch her back as she used to during practices. She faced the audience with confidence and did stretch her arms and legs completing daddy's tip of the day. Just when daddy knew how to dance anyway? And oh, we forgot to removed her eyeglass. We were not that nervous.

Pre-competition photos:

The dance was completed and we heard some not-so-loud applause from the audience. But believe me, it was the best performance of her life so far. We hugged and kissed her off stage. Alex was at her best.

On-stage photos:

 And by the way, Alex did mentioned Michael as her idol during the short interview. Michael was Alex's patient trainer. Thanks so much Michael.

Check her video:


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