I brought Erin for a trial ballet class last weekend. She was sooo excited when I let her try on her jie jie's ballerina tutu 2 weeks before her class!
I was a little worried how she would fare in class though. Afterall, this would be her very first formal acticity all by herself. When Elyssa started her ballet class, she already attended Gymboree classes for almost 2 years. Plus Erin's speech is still way behind compared to Elyssa at the same age.
So, when the class started, Elyssa and I watched nervously at the waiting area. (which brought back lovely memories cos it felt like not too long ago, I was at the waiting area watching Elyssa in her class, with baby Erin in my arms)
For the first 10 minutes or so, we were like "oh nooooo!". Cos Erin sat down together with the others in a circle but stared blanky and didn't follow any of their actions.
For the next activity, the little ballerinas were given big colourful hoops. They were asked to run around with the hoops when music started, and then stop and lift one of their legs up when the music stopped.
It was during this activity that Erin started participating and enjoying herself. Yay!!!
Running around with her pink hoop
All ready to Hop
Queing up for another round of Hopping
Dancing in a Circle
We were so thrilled to see her enjoying her class :-)
When the class ended, I asked Erin whether she wanted to continue classes and her answer was a confident "Yes"!!!!
In her words : " I yike (like) my class, I yike (like) my teacher, my pwen (friend) talk to me, All Ewin (Erin) pwen, I tump (jump) so high! I wun (run), wun, wun soooo fast. I yike my class! Teacher so pweety (pretty), I not ked (scared) teacher.
and she went on and on and on....haha!