Addie recently expressed interest in taking a ballet class. Technically, she's been interested in ballet for quite a while but it was just recently that she's felt brave enough to actually join a real dance class.
Today was her first day at Steps Dance Studio. On the car ride to the studio she was bouncing out of her seat with excitement. I've never seen Addie so ecstatic. I had planned to just observe the class today, but when we arrived and she showed no hesitation to put on her ballet gear and join the other little girls without me; I encouraged her to go on in. She listened very intently and followed her teacher, Miss Alice's, instructions. It was sweet to see how focused she was on getting it right.Since the class was a success, we signed up to go once a week and got a yellow leotard and white skirt to match the other little girls. We already got the ballet hair style down! Addie is thrilled although she did express a little disappointment that they didn't really do any dancing today. I explained to her the importance of learning the basic steps of ballet before you can be a ballerina. I'm not sure she completely understands but I doubt she cares. My favorite moment was when each of the little girls had the opportunity to slide across the floor on tip toe with their hands on their hips. Miss Alice worked with each girl to get it right. I could even tell through the window that Miss Alice reminded Addie to smile. She had her game face on the entire class.
Moms are not allowed inside the class room so I had to sneak a few shots through the blinds.