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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Well, They Look the Part

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the girls started dance classes and I was super excited!!!  They get to do ballet and tap and wear princess dresses and dance to princess songs.... I was a super excited Mom.

Jerry, was not so excited.  He has it in his head that dance for girls this young is just a waste of money.  "They don't learn anything and just wander around the stage in recitals."  OK, I might agree at 3 years old... but the girls are almost 5 so I put my foot down.

I invited Jerry to watch the 1st session and I was sure I would convince him this was the right thing to do.  The girls looked ADORABLE...  ballerinas for sure.

Well, what can I say... they didn't do so well during their 1st session.  They lack the ability to control their arm and leg movements at the same time, they lack flexibility and all coordination.  While I enjoyed watching them, I think my expectations were too high.

I though all kids were flexible.  I remember being able to do the splits....  well, apparently all kids are not flexible or coordinated.

BUT!!!!!  The girls have now been to 3 classes and they have improved TREMENDOUSLY and they are enjoying it, so we will be keeping it up.  And... I kinda think they won their Daddy over when he saw them dressed head to toe in pink.

Even though they still need to work on their dancing.... the certainly look the part and I couldn't be prouder!!!

I'm also happy to report Jadon has not felt left out at all and has shown no interest in dancing and Cody while he insisted he was a "guirrel" (girl) for a while and wanted to dance, quickly lost interest.  I'm looking into Karate for the boys.

Some quick photos before we left the house:




  1. They look adorable. I always wanted to be a ballerina and took dance for years. When it came time to transition to toe, I just didn't have the balance or coordination. Had I only known there were other types of dance out there...now I just live vicariously through So You Think You Can Dance!

  2. Precious! Even Reese's took dance for a few years, and she is not a "girly-girl" at all. I think it helps with balance and coordination and just to pull them out of their shell sometimes.

    Love the pics!

  3. oh these are so adorable! You are gonna get such great shots of them as little ballerinas!

  4. They look so sweet. I'm sure it will be a lot of fun for them!

  5. LOVE those Tracy! I have to say- our experience with our dance studio is very much like your husband described- even for my 7 & 10 year old. It's poorly organized & they have a 16 year old teaching the class. BUT- that said, they really enjoy it & so therefore I feel it's worth it to do it. My hubs calls it "expensive social time" especially when it comes to paying for the costumes at $75 per costume. But the girls really love it & how could I say no. :)

  6. SO PRECIOUS!!! I want a girl! :)

  7. I'm still trying to catch up on blog posts since returning from vacation. First of all - LOVE these pictures. Not only are your girls beautiful but the photos are just stunning.

    My girls took a 5 week ballet/tumbling this summer and will be taking a ballet/tap class this fall along with gymnastics, which they have been doing for a year. Give it some time - you'll be surprised at what they will be able to do.


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