Emily just started dance class. She has always loved to dance and bop along to music as soon as she discovered she could.
As soon as she discovered she could put videos in the DVD player herself she did. Dancing Barbies and beginner ballet videos would play repeatedly until I turned them off . She would try to mimic what she saw onscreen.
Then the "can I go to dance class, Mommy?" began.
I signed her up for her first dance class last week. That first night the teacher asked if we were just trying out a class or if Emily was definitely going to be taking the pre-ballet/tap. I smiled and said I think she was definitely staying in the class even though that first night Emily seemed to be more interested in watching herself twirl in the floor length mirrors than to follow the teacher's instructions.
This was the smile on her face when she came home from class the other night. She couldn't wait to show her dad her new moves and to show off her green heart sticker that all the dancers got from their teacher.