Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Parent Observation Day

Avery's dance studio had an open house yesterday for all the parents. They practice with the door shut, so this was the first time I had a chance to see the class in action since we switched dance schools. I was totally impressed!

Its a class of 3 & 4 year-olds but control and decorum are taught and expected. They are instructed to always be aware of their bodies...what position their feet are in, where their hands are, head up, back straight, smiling, etc. The music is classical and the instructors are gentle. It seems to be everything I was looking for.

We pulled her out of the last place because we were not happy with the level of excellence that was expected. Although we have no aspirations of her being a professional dancer (well, maybe I sneak in a dream of seeing her perform the Nutcracker at the Wang Center in Boston...) but I think its good for them to grow up learning their best is expected.

Anyway, she did great and seems to really enjoy it. The teacher always comments on how well she handles her body and how advanced she is physically. Nice to hear, since my own athletic sense is non-exisitent. Good job, Avery!









7 comments:

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Those pictures are beautiful! Mine are always so blurry without a flash!

Vanessa/Chelsea said...

We are also happy with CCB for Vanessa. Will we see her in the spring performance?

Libby said...

Those are the most precious photos! I would love to do a photoshoot of ballet class. To sweet!

Lois Lane II said...

She's such a beautiful ballerina!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

She is SO beautiful and elegant...and I'm not surprised to hear that the teacher had nothing but positive things to say. Way to go, Avery!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

She is so pretty and graceful.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Great pictures. I'm glad you got some of her class. She truly looks like a ballerina.