Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tiny Dancer




Maddy went to her very first dance class this week at our community center. The class is called Tiny Dancers. They were tiny, and adorable and definitely dancing. The funny part is that I don't know what I expected out of a class for 2 and 3 year olds, but it's basically a free for all run around to the Wiggles music, with occasionally them paying attention to the teacher! NOT exactly what I thought of for dance lessons. I will say however, that the parents sitting in the folding chairs in the back of the room, madly flashing cameras at every adorable second--That we were suitably entertained! :)
Their teacher is very sweet and patient, and did actually manage to get about 75% listening to her. Maddy, of course:) listened, and tried to be attached at the hip to the teacher, as you can see above. A little teacher's pet. BUT she was listening! The teacher did manage to get the kids into a ballet first position and to do some jump with a fancy ballet name. I'm not sure how much she will really learn from this class, in particular, as it is an introductory for the little ones. But I do know that she just LOVED it, didn't want it to end and cannot wait for this weeks class. We will be off to get her Official ballerina slippers tomorrow, and what a treat that will be, she is quite excited! :) And unfortunately for all of us entertained parents, the class is closed to parents for the rest of its term, as not to distract our children. I hope we at least get to see them once more at the end in March, to see if they really did learn anything! This is Maddy's very first "class" or lesson, for anything, so this is quite fun for me and oh yeah, for her too! :)

2 comments:

Zog the Warrior said...

Maddy rocks! I'm glad to see she listens to the teacher....not worried about how she will do in school at all....okay, back the train up, we're just not ready for school yet :)

Glad you are doing this with/for her....love you

Sappy Dad said...

I so remember when her Mom did this...still have the pictures tucked away in my head!! And I still savor the tiny bottle of salty tear dust as I realized my little girl was taking some of her first steps towards independence...
sure they were only 'plie' steps, and 'Pirouettes', but all too soon tiptoeing into another world - that didn't require me. As if branded into my brain by a searing iron, the pictograph of Michelle driving away in another persons vehicle, her eyes barely high enough to see over the sill of the cars' window; gee, I remember it so vividly - to this day - the overwhelming emotion... "there goes my little girl!"
Oh, I'm glad that she did that; I am grateful for the experience she received by expanding her horizons, but it started a clock that was never able to be re-set.
Keep up the good work my Michelle!! Continue to be a good 'Mommy'... I love to see the way Maddy is developing; A little demanding, a bit bossy at times too... but, isn't she a bit like her mom?
I Love You Michelle...
DaD...