Ginger has been participating in a once-a-week dance class this year. The class, an after school program offered at a neighboring elementary school, seemed to be the perfect way to introduce Ginger to dance. It offered a taste of many different dance styles with minimal investment-- definitely a great place to start.
Last week they had their end-of-year recital. I could tell Ginger was nervous, but considering it was her first time dancing in front of people, not unexpected. She did a fabulous job and it was fun to watch. Even Big, who had been ornery all day, sat quietly and watched, turning to me at the end to say, "I want to take dance. Ballet." (I must admit that the thought of Big dancing around with all of his big-ness stuffed into a pair of tights made me smile.)
It was a great experience for Ginger, worth the money whether she continues dancing or not. The lighting in the place was kind of weird, but I managed to capture a few photos. Some looked like this...
...but even more came out looking like this (but I think they're kind of cool, too):
The girls performed 2 numbers, twice each. That allowed them to correct any mistakes they made the first time through. Plus, if they hadn't, the recital would have only been about 12 minutes long. It was a lot of fun to watch and see them improve.
Ginger had a really great time and loved her teachers.
Way to go, Ginger! We love you!