Yesterday was Zamara's first time at ballet class. Her good friend, Kate, has been taking ballet since last fall and has loved it. In December we all went to see the Nutcracker together and ZiZi has been excited about ballet ever since. So we decided to give it a try.
First off, it was very cute to see a 3-year olds ballet class. They tend to roll around on the floor and look in the mirror more than they dance, but it was so adorable to see them in the class wearing their tights and ballet slippers. There were only 4 girls in the class and I think that helped to keep them focused.
I was so proud of our little Z. She was not nervous at all and just walked right into the room when class started. I think it helped that she had her friend Kate there with her who already knew the ropes. Her teacher was amazing and did a lot of fun stuff while teaching them some basic techniques.
Zamara was so proud of herself when class was over. We let her wear her "ballet costume" (as she calls it) home and while I was making dinner she danced around the house doing some of the moves she learned in class. Every few minutes she would come running into the kitchen to show me her dancing and then run back into the living room to practice some more.
So, I think we will sign her up for the semester and see how it goes. I am including some pictures of the big class.