Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ballerina Girl

My blog has been so full of Ethan lately, I haven't updated you on Miss Riley!  She started her very first ballet class a couple of weeks ago.

My old dance teacher begins her pre-ballet classes for children at the age of 4.  Riley won't be 4 until April, but our teacher agreed to try Riley out on a trial basis.  If she feels that Riley is ready to begin classes after a few weeks, she will continue her class.  If she doesn't feel that Riley is ready to start, she will try again next fall when she is 4.  I went with my sister to her very first class, and captured a few pictures on my iPhone.

Riley loved her class.  She was very eager to go back the following week, and loves practicing at home the things that she has learned.  She is doing extremely well with following directions (as well as a 3 year old gets with following directions) and trying out the things that she is shown.  There were a few occasions that we got laughs out of Riley being WAY on the other side of the room while the other class was doing something else, but her teacher was always able to guide her back on track with ease.  She is still in her trial weeks, but hopefully she will continue to enjoy herself, get out some of that crazy energy she has, and have her first recital in the spring.

1 comment:

Amy Lynn said...

She is so cute! I loved looking at the pictures from this day. She is going to be a beautiful ballerina just like her Aunt Paige :) I hope her trial weeks work out and she can continue.