This has been a big week for Greta. My parents were visiting, Monday she started dance class, and today preschool. Later this week we head on our first big road trip!
Greta has been wanting to take ballet for a long while. I promised her she could once she learned to use the potty. That happened this summer and so I finally found a class to register her for. It is at our local YMCA and only lasts 7 weeks. I wanted something short in case for some reason it didn’t work out. She has been practicing ballet in the house and is always asking what some certain trick is called (often they are no real ballet things, just random leg movements or positions). For the first class, the teacher lets the parents stay in the room and watch so of course I did, and took lots of pictures. The class is a combo irish step dancing, ballet, and tap, all in 45 minutes. Yesterday they only managed to do ballet and tap, so who knows what will happen in the future, it seems a little optimistic to do all three.
Here is our pretty ballerina getting all ready.
Here are some ballet moves.
and a video:
When I registered her they said you can just wear sweatpants and didn’t need to bring any shoes. We had some ballet shoes so we brought those because I knew she would want to wear them. We have some too small tap shoes, but since they said not to bring anything, we didn’t. The teacher did request they have both shoes, although if they don’t, it isn’t the end of the world. So we will have to get some proper fitting tap shoes for next time.
And lastly, a tap video. Every time the teacher would say we are going to count to 8 tapping, Greta would immediately start. The teacher had to stop her several times and get her to start with the group. She was belting out her counting, as you can hear in the video (she is the only kid you can hear). And at the end she started doing crazy back and forth and that with the loud counting made me die of laughter, so the camera starting shaking a bit, oops. She loved the whole thing. I’m glad she is so enthusiastic.