When we first signed up for dance class, I wasn’t quite sure how it would go. What I knew at the time was that I lived with a little girl who loved to dance around the house all the time in various costumes, to various music whether it was on iTunes or in her head. I also knew the kid had rhythm and some moves of her own, but didn’t always like sharing them with others. Oftentimes she would share them with daddy and I, other times I became a peeping-mom around corners. Once classes started, she found her own groove. She didn’t know any of the other girls in class, but it didn’t matter. Her focus on the instructor and routine were impressive each week for 17 weeks. When it came time to commit to the recital, I still wasn’t quite sure she’d make it to the stage, but we went through with it and hoped for the best.
Well, the best case scenario is exactly what happened. She performed with very little anxiety, she stayed focused and had a great time. When I asked her if she wanted to continue dance in the fall, she didn’t hesitate to say “yes!” I’m glad she has found an outlet for her talents – even if it does come with a little more sass than this mama cares to witness sometimes.
We were unable to get photos or video during the recital, but here are some of T’s photos during the rehearsal. The Ballet dance was to Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”, and the Tap dance was to The Go-Go’s “We’ve Got the Beat”.