Friday after school I took Ashlyn for a trial dance class at our local My Gym. I was so excited to get her all dressed up in a tutu and ballet slippers and see her little moves. She has always loved music and dance so I thought this was a no brainer.
Since Everly isn't 3 yet she wasn't old enough to do the trial class with Ashlyn so I figured it was the perfect time to have some one on one time as well.
Once we got in the car Ashlyn said "Where's my sister?" I thought it was so sweet and funny that she didn't say Everly but my sister. I actually asked her to repeat herself because I didn't think that was what she said. Love their sweet little bond.
We got to My Gym a bit early so the dance teachers played with her. It was a good way for her to warm up to the place.
Once dance started she seemed to really enjoy herself. They did simple positions and dance moves then had a play and water break. After that it was back to simple dancing. Ashlyn actually wanted to leave at one point because I think she got a bit bored but then went back to the class.
I didn't really feel like it was the dance class we were looking for but I did think it was a good class for children who are more energetic and need that break in between. Ashlyn is my much calmer child and I think she was kind of over it after that.
When we left I asked Ashlyn if she liked dance class and she said "that's not dance class". I was like well, there you go. In the car, though, she did ask to go to dance class again so obviously she is confused.
I am going to see if I can try out some more places around here. I really loved Ace's old dance studio but it's not close by so there is no way that would work for us right now.
Did any of your little ones take dance? If so what was their favorite dance class? What other classes would be good for a more mellow child?