Of course, the preparation includes getting to put on enough makeup that you will show up on stage. For little girls (and some big girls!), that is the best thing ever!
Since this was AB's first recital (she was sick last year), we wondered how she would do. Would she just stand there and glare at the audience? [That is what Pita did during the first dance of her first recital! Haha!] Or would she revel in the attention? We knew it could fall either way depending on her mood, how much sleep she had the night before, etc. But she absolutely ate it up!
We look forward to another wonderful performance next year!