We’ve been trying to convince Angel to take a ballet class for quite some time but up until recently she’s wanted nothing to do with it. All of sudden she was on board. Not for “dance class” or “ballet class” but “ballerina class”.
Monday of this week was her first class. We were excited to learn that our niece Amanda would be her teacher.
We got there a little early so we could buy a leotard, since Wally World doesn’t carry white ones. Turns out Wally World also doesn’t carry the correct shoes. And they carry many varieties of tights. But we’ll get to that in a second.
Here’s Angel waiting for her class to start. Mesmerized by the other classes.
Finally it was time for Angel’s class to start. After a quick parent meeting we were asked to leave and wait in the hallway. Thank goodness there’s many large windows for parents to spy on their kiddos.
First they started with stretching. How cute are 3-4 year olds stretching?
Miss Amanda giving a little help.
Then it was time to learn some ballet moves. I have no idea what it’s called but first they worked on putting the heels of their feet together and their toes apart. So cute.
And it’s at this point that I realize Angel is the only one in cheap Wally World shoes and the wrong tights because her mom wasn’t paying attention.
(I’m not a bad mom. I’m not a bad mom. I’m not a bad mom.)
Isn’t it crazy how we let unimportant things like that get us worked up? I know Angel didn’t realize that she had different shoes and tights and even if she did she wouldn’t care. But I still felt bad. A friend told me that Payless has a whole ballet section so we might have to check that out.
Miss Amanda helping with the heel/toe thing.
Ya! So stinkin’ adorable!
I think in these next few pictures she’s trying to do it by herself.
Whoa. Hang on girl!
And then they started doing a little kick and practicing pointing their toes.
Next was skipping around the room and practicing the moves they’d just learned.
The last thing they did was run to a blue little mat and jump over it and then going to the end and doing a curtsy. Here’s a video.
Yes. Yes we do need to work on the curtsy.
Here’s Angel and Miss Amanda! So thankful she is Angel’s teacher. Angel had such a great time and I’m thankful she finally agreed to give it a try!