Thursday, January 17, 2008
Megan had her first dance class on Tuesday. We actually went last week for her first class and found out that the Cache Valley School of Ballet's website had the class days and times wrong. They let her go into the 4 and 5 year old class, though. Anyway, this week she went and was so shy! I've never seen her so timid before. She stood there for a while, just watching the two other girls and the teacher. At first the teacher let her be shy, and then gently she'd try and get Megan to participate. I think she just had to observe her surroundings for a while before deciding she was safe to interact. After about ten minutes she was dancing and having fun. Each of the girls got to introduce themselves and do a little dance move. They had to say, "My name is so-and-so and this is my dance." Then they did a little bust a move thing. Megan's was pretty funny. At this point she still was too shy to talk, so the teacher said the name part for her and then for her dance Megan just moved her legs apart. It was really cute to watch.
At first I was worried that I'd bought all those dance lessons for nothing. I think next week she'll know what to expect a little better and she'll participate from the beginning. I'll have to remember to coach her a little bit before class. Remind her that the class will do stretches first, go over rules in the dance room, stuff like that.
Jeremy really wanted to get in there and dance. I felt like I was doing some heavy WNBA defense trying to keep him out of that dance room. The kid moves fast and is getting to learn how I block him. Eventually he'll be faking me out and running right past me so he can do a pirouette in the middle of the room. Poor kid. He really needs a brother and a tool set.