Sylvia has been taking ballet and tap classes at the YMCA since January, and she L.O.V.E. loves it. It’s actually a little hard to believe that dance class is such a relatively new part of our lives. My Sylvie girl just eats it up.
Parents get to come into the classroom to watch the last day of the session, so I was there again, cameras in hand. Ready to capture the unbelievable cuteness of tiny kids in leotards.
It was a bit remarkable for me to see Sylvia in a class setting. She was the kid who raises her hand ever few minutes to tell the teacher what’s on her mind. And Ari was a very kind listener.
This one cracks me up…she wanted her foot touching Ari’s during the stretches. This is a girl who adores her teachers.
Isn’t this the sweetest thing ever? Here’s all the girls holding hands.
And <ack!> my sweet one gracefully moving. I love the stretch of the fingers, the tilt of her head, the attention she’s paying to her movements.
Oh, they’re all so cute! And I love Sylv in the background here, wrapped up in her pose.
During the free dance, she was skipping about. Check out the tongue sticking out.
Attempting to skip across the room while alternating leading knees. She’s thinking hard.
Ari’s technique for helping the girls learn how to jump high is to be a tree and they are trying to pick the fruit off her hand. This is my favorite pic of the morning!
Wait, maybe these next two are my favorites. My chest has this involuntary heave when I look at her pointed toe and her straight fingers. Oh my, what a curtsey, Sylvie.
After ballet is tap class. The energy and movements are so much bigger, and Sylv was so delightedly caught up in the excitement of it all. An hour is a long time for a three year old to stay focused!
Think she’s enjoying herself? She kept signaling for me to take her picture. Love this picture of the girl on the right too!
Ahhh, I hope you all enjoyed that as much as I did. If you need a cuteness fix, just bookmark those pictures so you can come back to them. They are sure to improve almost any day.