Thursday, July 26, 2007

A True Ballerina in the Making

Today was Padyn's last day of ballet at the rec center. She certainly has improved since her first class only 5 weeks ago. She actually watches her teacher now (although she did move to a different spot so she could see herself in the mirror today), and can put her feet into first position all by herself. Her arabesque isn't half bad, either.

Daddy got to come watch today with me and Kate. I think Padyn was pretty proud to have such an audience. She would look over at us and break out a huge grin. But you know she loves the dancing more than anything else because she never came over to us or got shy or intimidated by the whole thing. She hung with the group and did what the teacher asked her to do every single time and never ran over to us for reassurance. (Well, there was that time she needed me to fix her hair, but that was it.)For that reason, I broke down and signed her up for a whole year of ballet and tap starting in the fall. (That's right, Grandpa...TAP dancing!) I figured it was pretty safe since she obviously LOVES dancing. Plus, I know from personal experience that this school is pretty good. It's the studio where my sisters and I grew up dancing. Padyn's teacher is going to be OUR old teacher, Marti. How awesome is that? I don't know how old Marti is now, but I think it's pretty sweet that she's going to teach two generations to do plies and time steps. I wonder if her first performance will be to "On the Good Ship, Lollipop" just like Mommy's was 27 years ago. I guess we'll find out in the spring.
Tap shoes! I get to buy her tap shoes! I think I'm just as excited as Padyn is.


Erin said...

That is so unbelievably cool. And totally cute, too.

Mommy Jules said...

Sounds like she has found a fun niche! That is so exciting about having the same teacher as you. I can't wait for more dancing blog entries this year. (Yes I know that was a misplaced modifier)!