Friday, January 11, 2013

Tiny Dancer

During the last dance class of December (before a two-week winter break), parents and other interested parties were allowed in to watch our little dancers show us what they have learned so far.  I took as many pictures as I could, but I (and the rest of the audience) were too busy A) dying from cute overload, and B) laughing hysterically at the goofball children to truly capture any good pictures.  Miss Michelle, the instructor, has her work cut out for her attempting to whip our little cuckoo birds into shape.  I can't believe how incredibly patient she is....

In the pictures I took, it's pretty typical for no two children to be doing the same thing, but the kids look pretty obedient in this one:

Sonia: "Do YOU know what we're supposed to be doing?"
Cameron: "Hush-- we're pointing our toes!"

Looking good, Sonia!

Happy ballerina!

Here's a video of the parts of the ballet portion of the class that made me smile the most:

Before the kids traded their ballet slippers for tap shoes, they performed a routine to "Waltz of the Flowers", and as Sonia's Grandma Jenni noted upon veiwing the videos, organizing a bunch of 3/4-year-old dancers is like herding cats.  Oh, my.  At one point, a pair of adorable but ornery twins started head-butting like mountain goats.  Here's the video, but don't say I didn't warn you....

Sonia really likes ballet, but she LOVES tap. Must be something about making lots of noise....  As soon as she got her tap shoes buckled on, she started hamming it up.

The kids performed a little tap routine to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"....  What a bunch of nutter butters!  Here's the video I took:

Sonia is having a ton of fun in her dance class, and we can't wait to see the recital in May!

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