For the past few months my little girl has been going to ballet classes. She goes once a week and she loves it! She looks so cute in her little pink outfit and she always runs in to the class all excited.
We are not allowed to watch the classes as we are too much of a distraction for the children which often feels like a shame but I completely understand. I stayed and watched Ava the first week to see if she liked it and she was like “look mummy a lion!”, pointing at things on the walls and I can imagine it would be quite chaotic if all of us parents were there watching.
At the very last class of each term we are allowed to go and watch, which is lovely and it’s nice to see how excited and proud the kids are having us there. Last term her Daddy, Grandma and I went to watch and it was so sweet and funny and a nice opportunity to take some photos of our beautiful little ballerinas.
A few weeks ago she also started doing tap dancing right before the ballet class. It’s only for fifteen minutes at the moment as it takes quite a lot of effort for their little legs I think and so she does fifty minutes in total.
She loves the other girls at the class; one of whom we knew from the Toddler Signing group we go to, so she’s always excited to see them and spend time with them, which is really nice.
I am so glad she is enjoying it as I have always loved dancing and I went to tots ballet and tap when I was really little and wish I had carried it on. It makes me a bit emotional if I think about it too much as I adore dancing so much that I wish I done it properly when I was younger so that I could have carried it on and maybe something could have come of it. However, I would never push Ava to do it if she didn’t want to and if she wasn’t enjoying it anymore then I certainly wouldn’t make her go.
It is not long until the end of term and I can’t wait to watch my little ballerina dancing again.
Do your little ones do any dancing or go to any other types of classes?