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Motherís Day Ballet: A Family Tradition
By Rebecca Judis, Patron

This May we will spend Mother’s Day as three generations attending Ballet Austin’s performance of Cinderella.  While this time it is a Mother-Daughter-Granddaughter outing, attending the theatre as three generations has become a wonderful tradition for our entire family.

My deep appreciation for the arts stems from my parents… they have always ensured that I participated in and was routinely exposed to the arts because they believe that “Children learn what they live.” My daughters are in their first year at Ballet Austin, and as beginning students of ballet it is important they see where the hard work can take them, as well as see the respect we adults give to the arts and freedom of expression. If it is something worthy of us doing together in a celebratory fashion, then it is worth their efforts to practice and stay committed.

Ballet gives all of us the opportunity to escape to a magical world. While waiting for my daughters to be born, I remember reading an Alex Haley quote, “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.  Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” For me I can think of no more magical experience than sitting between my mother and daughters and enjoying the classic tale, dance, and music of Cinderella.

For more information on Ballet Austin's Cinderella, click here.

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