Thursday, October 9, 2003

Little Dancer

So Juliana started her dance class last week! She's been to 2 classes so far and it's quite clear she needs to hone her listening skills. She has SO much fun but gets FAR too excited about dancing (and about Mommy not being in the room!) that she can hardly contain herself! She's also the smallest girl in the class of 3 and 4 year olds and I can tell that a year really makes a difference. She completely feeds off of other peoples energy too, so when a bigger girl started getting hyper as well she went nuts, apparently thinking that it was ok to goof off if somebody else was. So.... we had a big talk about listening to the teacher and not running in class (even if other girls start running first) and I think she's getting it. Mostly because if she is good, the teacher gives out stickers to all the good listeners! Below is a picture from her first class (when she paid more attention!) Her pants are all hiked up because the instructor was doing so in order to show her feet in first position better and Juli took it as a sign that she needed to do the same thing. She then spent the better part of the class worrying about her silly pants. :-) Anyway, all the other girls had frilly little leotards on so after class we just HAD to go to Target to buy a leotard and ballet skirt. *Sigh* I thought the stripey pants had some character but apparently the draw of being a fairy princess in a tutu is just too much for a three year old girl- even a fairly rough and tumble one.


There are some more class pictures in this photo gallery here. The moms have to watch class from a window above the studio so it's hard to get a good shot but it's still quite adorable if you ask me. I'll have more photos of her in her ballerina outfit up soon...

1 comment:

  1. She is too cute!! I am envious, I didn't get to take ballet until I was 27, and it wasn't quite so easy anymore! :)