Monday, March 21, 2011

Ballet

I signed Jillian up for her first ballet class through Howard County Rec & Parks. The class was called "Ballet and Fairytales". Each class had music and a theme from a Disney fairytale. This week was the last class, and the theme was "Snow White".

Here's Jillian before her last class.

Learning 1st position.

At the end of each class, there is a small obstacle course (for lack of knowing how else to describe it), where each girl individually goes through and follows a set of instructions...walk around this, hop around this, skip around this, etc. Today it was a series of jumps and then leaps over the apples. Here's Jillian post-leap.

And last, Jillian looking on as her classmates finish up.

I think she really enjoyed the class, and from observing her, I can tell she got much better at following instructions and being a part of the class, rather than playing and doing her own thing!

2 comments:

Jen said...

I was just looking at dance classes for Molly through RAP today. What studio is your class with? Would you recommend it?

Casy Schweickart said...

Emily is in dance and it is so cute and funny. She is actually getting better and learning the movements. They do half an hour of ballet and then half an hour of tap.