Sunday, December 4, 2011

Celebrate His Birth

My kids are tap dancers, and yet, this year they are into ballet.

We have been friends with a wonderful dance studio owner, director and teacher for years and for the first time this year my daughters are taking classes at her ballet studio, the Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma.

One of our favorite ballets that Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma puts on every year is Celebrate His Birth, a beautiful nativity ballet. Each year for 25 years, Celebrate His Birth has been a free gift. Donations are gladly received for the costs of putting on the performance, but not required for admittance.

So, today I am thankful for: the joy and beauty of dance, Damaris - our friend who is both passionate for the Lord and for dance, all the parents and kids who make Celebrate His Birth a ministry and not just a performance, my daughters - just for being who they are, and my husband - for helping out with moving the set and for all his tech skills.

Here's a behind the scenes look at last year's Celebrate His Birth Performance:

Excerpts from Behind-the-Scenes Ballet from Paul Lovelady on Vimeo.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet being a part of that is just as special as seeing it. Probably even more!

Tyrean Martinson said...
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Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Definitely true! For the first time in 9 years, I didn't volunteer to be backstage during my daughters' performance, and I missed it. However seeing the dress rehearsals, getting there early to help with hair and makeup - all of those moments hleped to make it more exciting.