My First Dance Class!

Story told by Lainey

Mommy’s good friend, Brooke, teaches dance classes in Pullman, and she just decided to try a class for two year olds. Mommy and I were so excited and signed up right away!

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My cute dance outfit.

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My class has lots of my friends in it!

From left to right: Dot, Lainey, Daisy, Kylie, Ivy, Nora, and Lucy.

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We started the class by tap dancing up on the stage.

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As excited as I was to come to dance class, I got a little shy once the actual dancing started. I didn’t want to dance as much as I just wanted to watch my friends dance.

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Nora kept trying to tell me to dance. I chose not to listen.

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We did some tap dancing work on the bar. I wasn’t always sure what to do, but I tried my best.

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Teacher Brooke did a great job of helping us!

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After we were done with tap dancing, we put on our ballet shoes and moved down to the gym floor.

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According to Teacher Brooke, this is how ballerinas sit. (Notice that I look a little tired. This dance class is during my nap time once a week. Mommy was worried about how I would do with no nap, but I did amazing!!)

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Learning how to stand in first position.

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Working on our jumping.

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We learned how to sashay. Most of the other girls spread their arms and galloped the length of the gym. I chose to walk and delicately put my hands up like this.

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Then we got to work on our front rolls. Here is Daisy doing a great job.

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I did a fantastic job of waiting patiently for Teacher Brooke to call my name.

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Time for my front roll.

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Ivy’s turn.

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Then we all spread out on the mats and waited for Teacher Brooke to come help us with bridges.

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Entertaining myself.

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My bridge!

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Mommy thought it was quite impressive that all of these two year olds stayed in their spot on the mats.

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The last part of the dance class was to have a free dance. Once again, I chose to stay put and watch my friends.

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We got heart stickers at the end of the class. That was one of my favorite parts!

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I can’t wait to learn all about dance from Brooke. She’s great!

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I am the youngest in the class by several months, but I did a great job of listening and didn’t run around everywhere. Hopefully this good behavior continues (although I make no promises)!

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