Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ballet baby

A few weeks ago Grace declared that she wanted to take ballet lessons.  I started to call the different dance schools and then found out about the Hudson Conservatory of Ballet.  Their location was convenient for us and the fact that they concentrate on ballet only fit what we were looking for.  A visit to their new, state-of-the-art facility convinced us even more that this was the right dance school for Grace.

She needed to get a certain type of leotard (in hunter green), tights, and shoes which took us to a dance supplier in Akron one Sunday afternoon.  Her hair also needs to be in a tight bun so I have been watching You Tube videos all week about how to do a neat, ballet bun in less than 8 minutes.  I am still trying to master the "neat" part.

I think Grace is a beautiful ballerina.  I hope she loves every minute of class and finds something she can be passionate about.  But, if she just has fun and develops a sense of confidence in her body (that is a hard thing for girls!) then I will be happy.

I know my parents are looking at this and remembering when I took ballet lessons...ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe - to be exact.  But I was fat and ungraceful. Grace already has more "grace" than I ever had!

The couch became our makeshift barre as Grace tried her dance outfit.  And Buddy got into the action - as he always does these days!
Mommy and Daddy love you, little ballerina.  Dance like no one is watching!


Nana said...

Nana is going to start looking for our apartment near Julliard!
I do remember Lynn at Dancing School. Going to post photos soon!

Phyllis said...

Aunt Phyl sees Swan Lake in your future...You are such a beautiful ballerina.