Monday, January 23, 2012

A Night at the Ballet

The Kennedy Center
For the past two weeks, I have been visiting my friend Inky in New York City. This weekend, Inky and I took a special trip. We had tickets to see the famous Mariinsky Ballet, who had come all the way from Russia to perform at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

We packed our fanciest dresses and rode the Amtrak down to Union Station in Washington. It was my first time in the capitol of the United States! Inky had been before, but I was so excited to see all the different monuments and buildings as we drove through the city.

After we changed into our best dresses (from Melody Valerie Couture!), we left for The Kennedy Center. We had dinner in the Kennedy Center Café. It was delicious! I had Caesar salad and portabella mushroom ravioli with artichoke hearts.

After dinner, we sat down in our seats. We sat in the orchestra section, which means we were on the bottom section of the theatre. When the conductor walked in, everyone clapped and clapped. We listened quietly to the overture and waited for the curtain to rise.

When it did, I was thrilled! We were seeing a ballet called Chopiniana, which is also called Les Sylphides. It was beautiful. All the ballerinas wore long white tutus and there was one handsome gentleman dancing with them.

The Kennedy Center

During the intermission, we had lemonade and cookies in the Members' Lounge. After that, there were two more ballets, Firebird, and Scheherazade. They were both very exciting, but I loved the first ballet the most.

On our way out of the theatre, we stopped to have our photo taken in the lobby. The big beautiful chandeliers gleamed above us. It was a magical night. I will always remember my first time seeing a world-famous ballet company. I'm glad Inky was there to watch it with me.

Have you ever gone out for a special evening? What did you wear?


  1. The only time that I have gone out for a special evening since I came to live with my family is on our formal night of the cruise. I wore my black velvet dress and velvet shoes, it felt great to be dressed up and having a five course meal.


  2. We have these Daddy Daughter dances in my town. All the girls put on their prettiest dresses, our dads clean up, and we all have a wonderful time! I love it!

  3. That sounds like so much fun, Piper! I always have wanted to see a ballet, since I am a ballerina, but no luck yet. I have never really been anywhere that calls for fancy dresses yet. I don't exactly get out of the house much, besides going to the backyard to play.

  4. I love your dresses from Melody Valerie Couture! Where else do you buy clothes from?

  5. I'm glad you two had a lot of fun. I was going to go to see the Nutcracker this year and got sick. Your dress is amazing.