Back in April we had the big Dance Recital. It was great because my daughter was in it. And by that, I mean, I loved it even more because my daughter was in it. Miss Halynne did a totally rock star job with the kids, especially the littlest ones. It was neat to see all the different levels of experience. I know my daughter benefitted from seeing the older girls doing their hip hop moves as an encouragement to see what happens later in life with practice. I did the group photos the day before at the dress rehearsal and also did a quick session setup for anyone who wanted formals done. It was fast paced maniacal gong show! But it was loads o’ fun and everybody looked super cute.
Picked up the paper this week and what do I see? My photo of the Expressway Family Centre’s Ballet Class. Boo ya! I’m in print! . . . But you wouldn’t know it as there is no photo credit supplied. Not a big deal, really, in the grand scheme of things. But it’s always nice to know just from whence the photos come. I think that image theft is fairly nonchalant on the internet. But really, it’s the same as plagiarizing writing – stuff you can get kicked out of university for! But if people “borrow” images without credit, I’d argue it’s the same thing. I’m just happy to have made the front page! 8) And my little ballerina likes it too. Nothin’ cuter than baby ballerinas!
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To make it clear for the record, I supplied the photo to the newspaper and the newspaper did provide photo credit. It turns out it was a simple formatting error and the rest of the article was botched too. 8)