She Must Get It From Her Mother: Beyonce and Jay Z’s Daughter Blue Ivy Stole the Show at Her First Ballet Recital!

Beyonce and Jay Z are arguably the busiest, most famous parents on the planet today… and yet, they still make time for family and that includes supporting their daughter, Blue Ivy, through all her five-year-old recreational activities. Is there a little one in your life for whom you recall using your vacation time to see him or her in the school play or a music recital? Beyonce and Jay Z are no different…

Blue Ivy just had her first ballet recital and you can absolutely see her determination and spunk! She was up front and center leading the charge for her more timid dance partners. Do you suppose they’re grateful she’s up there taking up most of the space so they can just hang back and survive the show?

Shy or not, these little girls stayed pretty much on point. Blue Ivy waved her long arms in the airs, swaying her long braids as she smiled and danced. As painful as these events are when you’re the parent sitting through this waiting to see your own kid, you’ve got to admit – she’s pretty darn cute!

Though this is certainly not a typical ballet set… they’re obviously not doing “Swan Lake…” it seems as though whoever choreographed this number gave the girls a chance to wear the classic pink leotard and tutu while breaking out moves they could remember and have fun dancing out! Is there a little girl in your life you can see having a blast with this dance?

Blue Ivy was intent on performing the dance, she kept a close eye on their guide to follow along in sync with the music. She’s almost unaware of the girls hanging under her wing and she and the front runners are negotiating space while keeping up with the Earth, Wind, and Fire hit “September.” Those were the days, weren’t they? Working hard to show off to mom and dad your own moves?

You can imagine Beyonce must have been one proud mother to see her little girl’s theatrical debut (even if it is kindergarten). With the twins just born this month, who knows what we’re going to see from this musically inclined family?! Up front in center, a big sister will surely lead the way…

Did you know Jay Z actually has attended PTA meetings? That’s dedication right there! Some parents without nearly the same career constraints would probably rather have their teeth pulled than go to a PTA meeting. But, then, Jay Z has put family first in even bigger ways than this…

Jay Z is the first rapper to enter into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. There was a big ceremony in NY where he was supposed to accept the honor in person… but, he wasn’t there. Why? Beyonce was in the hospital ready to give birth, so, there Jay Z was right beside her. He put family before making music history! Isn’t that a great thing for Blue Ivy to witness…

When Blue Ivy is older and assessing her options for dates, do you think she’ll remember what her dad was willing to put aside to be with her mother? Granted, she might have no way of understanding the scope, but, she does understand that her father was there when her siblings were born. Do you think Blue Ivy is excited to be a big sister?

When Queen Bey was still pregnant, there were lovely little shots like this one taken of mother and daughter together… look at Blue Ivy kissing Mom’s bulging baby bump! Do you wonder if those babies were dancing on the way out?

We hope the future is as bright as it looks for this beautiful, tight-knit family! Keep on dancing, Blue Ivy! Show those babies what your mother taught you!