June 17th-July 22, 2014.
A few days in England before flying to Rome for my grand-daughter Zoe's ballet recital. The Italians are very serious about their recitals and although Zoe is only 6 years old, she was expected to look like a pro, with her hair slicked back just like a prima ballerina! There were 25 "acts" representing the studio with children from 3 years old to teenagers. Zoe danced in 4 of them, classical (Nutcracker, 2 dances), jazz (a number from the movie Foot Loose), and "Timber, a cowboy act by rapper Pitbull! The teachers joined in at times too! Each act was costumed, with different themes according to the music selected. Great variety of musical and dance styles. A typical Italian evening, the show was to begin at 7:30pm at the Teatro Dell' Angelo, but actually started at 8:00pm and continued until 10:30pm. But that's the Italian way, and when in Rome ........ Everyone had a great time, we were so proud of Zoe.