Monday, July 26, 2010

On Va Danser?

I have to make a decision about ballet class. Marguerite loves it, but she doesn't really know how to behave in a structured class setup. She's not consistent about following instructions and she gets distracted by the mirrors (she would often pause and mug in front of them, lol). If the teacher wouldn't mind having a student like that, I would continue to let Marguerite attend just for fun and exposure. I tried conditioning her for structured class, but I didn't expect her to fall into required behavior right away. She's 3. I don't want to curb her natural tendencies, unless it involved safety and rudeness (I don't count failing to keep still and pay attention in a group class rudeness in a 3-yr-old, btw - it just means she shouldn't be in such a place yet).The process requires a succession of immersion attempts, but working with other people, I have to accept that they might not be willing to subject themselves to what they might perceive as an aggravation (they also have to think of the other students, besides), thus the natural option is probably to wait. In the meantime, I'm looking for a place where Marguerite can go once or twice a week for ballet fun and exposure in a more informal setup. We can just try again the studio we've been going to next summer. Perhaps Marguerite will be more inclined to focus then.

5 comments:

Vera said...

Oh but she will miss it so if she won't be able to go. Do speak with the instructors first, maybe they'll have something that will be suited for little M. :)

The Darkest Night said...

Aw that picture is SO cute!

I hope you can find a suitable dance "class" for younger kids that she will like !

spinninglovelydays said...

@Vera: I actually already talked to the teacher and her recommendation was to wait until she's ready. :)

@Annika: Thanks. That's the hope :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Maybe something that lets her play at being a ballerina with less formal requirements will be good for another year.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Sharkbytes! That's exactly what I'm hoping to find. :)