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!
My cute dance outfit.
My class has lots of my friends in it!
From left to right: Dot, Lainey, Daisy, Kylie, Ivy, Nora, and Lucy.
We started the class by tap dancing up on the stage.
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.
Nora kept trying to tell me to dance. I chose not to listen.
We did some tap dancing work on the bar. I wasn’t always sure what to do, but I tried my best.
Teacher Brooke did a great job of helping us!
After we were done with tap dancing, we put on our ballet shoes and moved down to the gym floor.
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!!)
Learning how to stand in first position.
Working on our jumping.
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.
Then we got to work on our front rolls. Here is Daisy doing a great job.
I did a fantastic job of waiting patiently for Teacher Brooke to call my name.
Time for my front roll.
Then we all spread out on the mats and waited for Teacher Brooke to come help us with bridges.
Mommy thought it was quite impressive that all of these two year olds stayed in their spot on the mats.
The last part of the dance class was to have a free dance. Once again, I chose to stay put and watch my friends.
We got heart stickers at the end of the class. That was one of my favorite parts!
I can’t wait to learn all about dance from Brooke. She’s great!
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)!