Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Fairy Tale Ballet



Today, Adyson was so excited when she woke up because yesterday we went to the dance store and bought her new ballet slippers, leotards and tights so she could start her first ballet class today. She waited in her ballet outfit all ready at home on the couch for 45 minutes before we could leave.

She is not 3 yet so she can't officially start any pre-ballet or beginner ballet classes so the studio offers a class for 2 1/2 year olds to take called Fairy Tale Ballet. Fairy Tale Ballet is such a great idea to introduce the girls to dance. They get there and they have princess pictures to color until the whole class arrives, then once everyone has arrived they all gather around the teacher and each week she tells them a fairy tale out of a book, today was "Wizard of Oz" then they dress up in the costumes that go with the story and have class in the costumes. I figured they would just turn on music and let the kids dance but it was more structured which is GREAT! They do stretching with songs first, then they do turns and positions while they try and stay inside the hula hoop, then across the floor work like kicks and leaps. The teacher has fun with them but requires them to listen and follow directions. Ady loved it!!!







I am so proud of my little ballerina! Max and I watched her entire class, Max thought all the dancers were babes, he kept smiling and babbling at them.

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