Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Two Little Ballerinas

The girls have been asking forever if they could take ballet.  The thing I don't like about ballet is it typically is an on going program unlike their 6 week soccer or the 4 week softball season.  The last couple years we have talked about possibly doing it after Christmas and haven't done it yet.  I love our lack of schedule and have wanted to hold on to our evenings as a family.  Eric reminded me it might be easier to try ballet this year verses next when I will have 2 little boys in toe.  I knew the girls would love it so it was a matter of mom making the commitment and finding the right program at the right time.  

I found a ballet studio that fit what I was looking for.  I wish there was a Christian studio in town that was conservative with their music and costumes but this studio has a great feel and I think is a great match.  It is very conservative and traditional so I am hoping that we can avoid the more secular song and costumes I saw in a couple other studios.  The girls could both take a class right after school on the same day so it doesn't take up an evening and the class sizes are super small.  Emma has 6 in her class and Alexa has 4 in her class.   Each class has a dress code and as you can see the studio has character! 

The girls were giddy with excitement.  Alexa approached dance with true Alexa style.  She was very serious and determined to do each move just so.  There wasn't anything that was going to break her concentration.  When she finished her class she said to me "I have been waiting my whole life for this!"

As you can see Emma was beaming for ear to ear.  She also approached it in true Emma fashion.  She was all about making new little friends in her class, my social butterfly.  She also would always turn around with a big smile to see if I was watching.  She asked if she could go 2 times a week or maybe everyday.  She also was hopping she could get a skirt and some leg warmers for her next dance session.  She is my fashion queen! 

Shane met another little boy there who does ballet.  He came home asking daddy if he could take ballet too.  Eric told him he thought soccer or football might be a better choice!


Shans said...

The girls look adorable!! I totally understand the year long commitment, it is a big sacrafice. Both of my girls have really enjoyed it and both in different ways as your girls. For Hannah is has been a great confidence builder and Claire a wonderful social and physical outlet. Good luck with the rest of the year and I hope they continue to love dancing :)

Kathy said...

You mentioned to me a while back that you were searching for a Christian studio. I'm glad you found something that seems to suit your needs. Isn't it so fun to watch how the children respond so uniquely to things? And fun to have kids with unique gifts and aptitudes? You describe them so well, I feel like I know your kids. I hope they really have fun with dance class. I'll look forward to recital pictures when Emma can hopefully get that more stylish outfit! :)

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