Kylie has always loved to dance and we finally decided to go ahead and let her take a class. We weren't sure how she would like it~listening to someone else, being around other kids, etc. I stay home with her so she hasn't been around a lot of others her age and lately has become shy around other adults.
|Don't all ballerinas eat cookies???|
After looking at our options, and deciding that some were just too expensive (and way too structured) for a 2 1/2 year old that we feared would probably cry the whole time, I finally came across a class that the local children's museum offers. The class has a focus on ballet, but they do a lot of movement, dancing/singing along with fun songs, running, jumping, stretching, etc.
Once we told Kylie about the dance class, she was so excited. I'm not sure what she knew about dance class or if she even had any idea what to expect, but it sure sounded fun to her! We bought a leotard (so, so, so cute) and ballet shoes!!!!
|Morning of her first class~unfortunately the class was cancelled, the teacher was caught in traffic and unable to make it in.|
Dance class might have been cancelled, but we decided to stay and play anyways. She wouldn't let me put her clothes back on her though so she played in her leotard and ballet shoes.
The good news is, she did finally get to dance and she LOVES it!! She did a great job and I'm not just saying it because I'm her mom, but she was one of the best ones in there. She tried so hard to do what the teacher said and did a great job paying attention. Even better, she wasn't clinging to me the whole time. It's a Mommy and Me type class so I was there with her doing the dancing and helping out for most of it. She is so sweet with the other girls and even hugged a couple of them and hugged her teacher at the end of class. This mommy was so proud of how well she did!
The class is very relaxed and a lot of fun, which is how a dance class for 2 and 3 year olds should be! I only signed up for 4 weeks initially, but am planning on signing up for the class thru May now that we know how much she enjoys it!
|What all the fire fighters are wearing these days ;)|