Friday, August 3, 2007

Ballerina of Swan Lake

Mashallah, my baby – the dancing princess. The ballerina of Swan Lake.

Last Friday was an introductory ballet and tap class for kids from 4 to 5 years old at a gymnastic/dance studio near our house. Amira was so thrilled to be going to her own dance class because she sees me going to mine once a week. When we got to the studio and she realized they were kids her age, she was even more thrilled. So after trying the class she decided she wanted to do it again and again.

I nervously inquired as to the cost of the dance class and all the paraphernalia that goes along with taking classes (i.e., unitard, tights, ballet shoes, tap shoes, and lord knows what else they’ll want from you besides your two front teeth). I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t going to cost me my one good shimmying hip. I was informed we could purchase the clothes and shoes at our local retailers, Target, Wal-Mart and Payless Shoe Source, which I was thrilled to learn. However, I just know this isn’t the end----they will sucker me somehow as it seems to happen with my own classes. It seems I’m always buying a new outfit for any of our performances. Nonetheless, as long as she’s having a good time that’s all that matters to me.

So here are a few photos for this morning's class.

Getting ready to begin class

First one in class

Class begins


Tap stepping across line
Hugging teacher at the end of class


Mixed Up Me said...

I'm glad you took pictures today! She looks like she enjoys her class . . . unlike my experience at Tricks! :) We can't wait to see her first recital (If I remember correctly, probably around Christmas.)

Have a great weekend if I don't talk to you before we leave.

ibeebarbie said...

Hi Mixed Up Me,

One of the mom's there today indicated they do recitals twice a year---one around Christmas and one in the summer. So, hopefully she'll enjoy doing it that long. :-)

Have fun at Ryles shower - hope all goes well. Can't wait to hear all about it. ;-)

Love ya!

Anglo-Libyan said...

salam ibeebarbie
cute outfit, she looks the part, MashaAllah :o)

as a parent I usually think exactly like you said "as long as she’s having a good time that’s all that matters to me".

Happymoi said...

Mashllah. Shes looks cute in her outfit,and in her preformance. I'm glad shes enjoying it:)

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Happymoi,
Me too. Have fun at DaMoon's wedding. Can't wait to hear about it.

PH said...

Yes I concur with everyone she does look cute in the outfit, may god protect her .... any chance of us getting pictures of her in a martial arts class :D.


ibeebarbie said...

Salam PH,
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Who knows. If she does, of course, I'll have to post it.

maiuna said...

mashallah mashallah, she looks so so cute in her cute outfit!
and she looks like she's enjoying her time, she's so lucky that she has a mother like you, God protect you both!

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Maiuna,
Thank you so much for coming by.

Thank you for your kinds words.

May God protect you always!

piccolina said...

mashallah she is soooo cute

bless her :)

Alone in Tripoli said...

Salam ibeebarbie :)
she's soooooooo adorable, I can clearly see she's having fun. She's lucky to have you, trying to give her the best experiences and building her future happiness with little sweet things like this.
ربي يخليكم لبعضكم

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Alone in Triopli :)
Thank you for stopping by this humble blog.

Ahhhhhhh, Amira - the love of my human existence, alhamdullilah. :-)