Alayna has been asking for almost a year now to get into ballet again. She took a couple of little classes through the city’s parks and recreation program when she was 4 years old. She loved the first class we put her in but the 2nd class I guess she was tired of following the teacher’s instructions so we didn’t put her back in. LOL!
She’s now 6 1/2 (she wants you to know the 1/2..it’s very important 😛 ) and in the 1st grade so we felt she might be ready to give it another shot. 🙂
Last week we went to try a class out. Afterwards we discussed everything she was going to need to do and what was expected of her. She quickly made up her mind this was something she really wanted and we signed her up. One of her friend’s from church is also in the class and I think that helped her to make her decision too! 😛
So yesterday was her 1st official day. We got her the required dancewear and slicked her hair back into the ballerina bun (also required..lol) and we were off!
How cute is she?!? I love it!
Watching her dance brings back so many memories of the years I danced. I absolutely loved it..I hope she does too. 🙂
About 45 min. into the class they had a water break and she came out looking a bit worn out. She said it’s a lot of work and her feet were tired. Ballet is not for the faint of heart that is for sure! I reassured her she will get stronger and she won’t be quite so tuckered as each week passes. It’s a great work out! 🙂
On Saturday they are holding auditions for The Nutcracker . I’ll keep you posted on how that new adventure goes!!!