Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On being a real ballerina

Pre-class instructions from Miss Ann
ViMae has been wearing tutus and wanting to be a ballerina for at least half of her four-and-a-half years.

Today she started a weekly dance class that will include 30 minutes of ballet and 10 minutes of tap. And how lucky am I? The best time for her to take the class is Tuesday mornings, so I get to take her there. Happy Grandma!

Ballet warmup
I took pictures so Mom and Dad could share in the big day. The photos aren't great, because adults have to stay out of the studio so kids will focus on the teacher.

ViMae did great at paying attention and following instructions (a couple of younger girls had trouble with that). Most important, she had fun and she felt comfortable with the group.

Tap lessons..."heel, heel, step..."
I took ballet and tap lessons for two or three years, starting when I was five. I liked it, but I never had any vision of what it was all about.

ViMae, on the other hand, knows exactly what it's about. When we got home, she kicked her legs in the air and exulted: "Now I'm a real ballerina!"

9 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

How cool is that! ViMae gets to be a ballerina. I love it! That was not an option for me as a child... for a variety of reasons. :)

Abby said...

Want more photos and details!!! ~the mama

Stephen Hayes said...

I see a star in the making.

Grandmother said...

And so she is, and a cute one at that! My granddaughter goes to gymnastics class three times a week and it has a strong ballet component- she loves it.

DJan said...

She is simply beautiful, and the chance for her to become a ballerina is one she might follow all the way to the stage, who knows? She's so adorable!! Thanks for this, I enjoyed it so much, Nancy! :-)

Jeanie said...

What a precious little tiny dancer. She looks so cute in her little leotard. Both of my 4 year old granddaughters take dance lessons and it is so fun to watch them when I get the chance to take them to dance class.

Retired English Teacher said...

She is too cute. I love that she has this opportunity and that you get to participate in it with her.

Ms Sparrow said...

She looks like she was born to be a dancer. Sounds like she's living the dream!

Jinnifer richard said...

she become good dancer in future. she looking like angel and very pretty

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