Monday, March 27, 2017

My Little Dancer #SOL17 Day 27

I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC; #SOL17) 
hosted by Two Writing Teachers
Each day for the month of March I will be posting a "Slice of Life". 
Please feel free to stop back and check out my other posts here.

My daughter is a dancer. She is always dancing. She choreographed her own little dances to Rudolph & We Wish You A Merry Christmas at Christmastime and performed them...nightly. She leaps across the house to the music on commercials or TV theme songs. She dances through the aisles at the store.

Every Monday and Wednesday we venture out for her happy place- dance class. She has been dancing in this program for 2 years now and has progressed from the most beginner class to the most advanced. She and a few other 5-7 year olds who've been together these two years are now dancing with the 9-11 year olds. These girls LOVE to dance.

 After picking everyone up from school or daycare, we head over, she gets changed, and she's dancing for an hour. Her brothers and I sit in the lobby and work on homework while we wait. It's our routine. It's amazing to me that they never complain. It's just what we do- M needs to dance!

Last December her class danced pieces from The Nutcracker for their recital. She had 5 costume changes. It was stressful for me, but she had a great time. She loves the different pieces and getting into character in her costumes. I love the way she lights up when she gets lost in the dance!


  1. Five costume changes?!??! Wow! My daughter (who was 5.5 at the time) had to change her tights and shoes (but kept the same costume on) during her last dance recital. That was big. I can't imagine having to go through so many complete costume changes! Impressive!

    1. We made it a bit easier by keeping a base of white tights & leotard on under every costume...and it was just ballet, so the same white ballet shoes. That made it a little easier to get the actual costumes off & costumes on. But it was a bit crazy for us parents. My daughter loved it-like playing dress up!