Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It Was Fun While It Lasted

A few weeks back Chica and her friends finished their Fairy Tale Ballet dance classes and were set to put on a little performance for the parents, grandparents and/or friends. Overall, Chica enjoyed the time with her friends during ballet. But it became apparent toward the end of the classes that she was losing interest. The week before the last class she flat out refused to partake in class. Instead, she happily sat out in the waiting room with the moms and enjoyed a snack.

I told her that she needed to finish the last class with her teacher and friends. There wasn't really an option. And she was okay with that. During the last class the attendees and I waited patiently to be invited into the room to watch the 'show'.

The girls lined up and waited to be called over to perform. Chica told me later that she was scared. My girl has the same performance anxiety as her mom. She definitely doesn't like to be up in front of a crowd.

When the girls began to dance Chica put on the silliest faces, clearly showing her nervousness.

But then she settled in and did a great job demonstrating what she had learned.

At one point the girls got to do whatever dance they wanted. The danced around holding hands, laughing and smiling. The faces I captured clearly prove that the dance was not a waste of time and money.

The finale of the show involves the girls (princesses) leaving one of their ballet slippers and the teacher (the prince) chooses one of the slippers. The girls wait anxiously to see if their slipper is selected.

The show is over and the dancers bow to the audience.

So proud of my baby girl for trying something different and finishing it with a good attitude. I'm not really sure if and when she will want to dance again. But that's okay.....I've captured the memories. She can't say I never signed her up for dance!

Now on to some soccer!!!

1 comment:

Craigwp said...

Awesome pictures Michelle. And she sure doesn't look unhappy :-)