kathryn56 Posted July 21, 2011 Report Share Posted July 21, 2011 After recital and vacation were over, my grandson and granddaughter announced they wanted to take ballet over the summer. I was surprised, since they knew their studio had no summer classes. I called my dds old studio's AD (a fabulous dancer and wonderful coach, but disorganized and sometimes not great with little ones). She had me bring them in for a class. It started out as a total disaster - another woman, a teacher at the local university, was to teach but thought she would have middle and upper schoolers (mine are 7 and 8) - the others were 10 and 11. She started off with a 14 step series at the barre. DGS just stared - GD tried. After 10 minutes, the AD stepped in. By the end of class, both kids adored her, even if they had worked the hardest they ever had at dance. GD gets to stay with the slightly older girls, but GS got very lucky. She had another boy student, about 6 months younger and SUPER serious. Now the two of them have their own class for this month twice a week. They both love the teacher, the class and having a friend of the same gender (girls don't like to talk about Transformers, they tell me!) Sadly for the boys, next month this time slot goes back to pre-ballet, but how great for now! (Nice for those of us in charge of the boys to have an ally, too). GS is working much harder with another boy around, and I am told it is mutual. Quote Link to comment
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