Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tiny Dancer

About the time Claire learned to say that she was 'two and a half' when asked her age, she also started wanting to take dancing lessons. I always told her that when she turned 3, she could. So then when people would ask how old she was, she would reply with, 'I'm two and a half and when I'm three I can take dance lessons.' Well... Claire turned 3 a couple of weeks ago, and like a good mom, I started researching dance classes. One thing I discovered is that the majority of Dance Studios do recitals, so they close off attendance once recitals draw near.  But being the super sleuth that I am, I was able to find a dance class that was 'non-recital'. So Claire is now enrolled in a 'ballet/tap' class (that I just found out throw in a bit of 'tumbling' too - I know, random). 

So fulfilling a  typical Asian stereotype, I proceeded to bring my camera and take a ton of pictures. Here's a bit of what I captured (I'm apologizing ahead for the poor quality - but all the parents have to sit outside a glass window, so it was the best I could do)...

I was a bit nervous at first that we were going to have 
a repeat of the Disneyland fiasco.

But after a bit she warmed up 
Bob thought it took her 30 minutes
(the class is 45 minutes)

 Claire is the smallest in the class
I think she's the youngest too. 

I know... how stinkin' CUTE is she?!

It's nice to see that she can follow directions
But she still has a long way to go...

... like during 'tap'...
when she just does her own thing

But she certainly loves it. 
She totally digs the 'tapping' sound the shoes make

That's my girl!
I hope she always thinks its cool to smile and wave at us.


Anonymous said...

OMG!! You are right, she is so stinkin cute! I remember those days, first with my oldest daughter. She went thru soccer, dance/ballet(because I wanted her to), gymnastics, figure skating(for six years...OMG, talk about a real pain in the..), competitive cheerleading, high school cheerleading...then my son for soccer, basketball, baseball. Now my youngest daughter, tried figure skating at the age of 3, not good, I couldn't stand it so I pulled her out. Dance/ballet for her and now serious competitive cheerleading. She found her talent and yes, she is stinkin cute at the age of 11!! And no, I am not the typical stage mom, I never watch my kids practice. Have fun and enjoy!

Kimberly and Ed said...

Claire is so cute in her little dance outfit! I think the pictures are great and Claire will enjoy looking at them too:-)

andy and meg said...

That was the CUTEST post, Rachel! I can't believe how adorable Claire is in her dance get-up. I love it!

Karen said...

She is so adorable! She and Kate would have so much fun together!

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