The Sugar Snaps started Ballet and Tap classes this Fall. In the beginning a couple of our boys preferred to run around the room rather than listen. It was all I could do to prevent myself from intervening and reminding them to listen. The studio prefers that parents do not intervene in order to maintain the authority of the teachers. Luckily, with time, they have been doing a better job of listening and following directions and they absolutely love going to dance classes. I love that it helps them with listening skills, socialization and coordination. They just think it's fun.
The Sugar Snaps enjoyed the colorful scarves in Ballet class.
They had fun pretending to be baby birds that awakened and 'flew' around the room.
Here is a little video snippet of Ballet class:
Here is a short video clip of Tap class:
We are so glad that we signed them up for both Tap and Ballet classes. I love that they are improving their flexibility and coordination. It is also nice to see them interacting with other children and parents. Since I am doing home preschool, I look for other ways for them to socialize with other children. Their faces light up each time they enter the dance studio. Have your children tried dance classes? What activities are your children or grandchildren doing? I'd love to hear from you. As always, I welcome your comments and read each one.