Monday, July 26, 2010

Prima Ballerina

Leila recently started taking dance at the studio I danced and taught at for ten years.  I'd been waiting for her to start dance there since the day I learned I was pregnant (only a little over 2.5 years until Gianna can start!)  Leila is taking the summer session of "Princess Ballet" and in the Fall will start a tap/ballet combo class.  To say that Leila loves dance is an understatement.  We practice moves at home, and read "Angelina Ballerina" (thanks, Mel!) all the time.  Her class is one hour long, and Leila stays focused the entire time.  I'm impressed!

Each week Leila learns a quick routine.  Here is this week's:

Leila also started gymnastic with one of her best friends:

She loves it and is doing really well with it, but I have to say - some of the things they have her doing make my palms all sweaty.  She seems too little to be hanging on balance beams, and doing leaps, but she does it well.

I can't believe my not-so-tiny little girl is big enough to be in what she calls "big girl" classes with "big girl outfits".


Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

dying at her cuteness!!!
I am so glad you got her in dance finally!
Yay for being a big girl :)
So adorable!

Tara said...

reason # 979284697826987398 why i need a girl. sigh.


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