Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ballet and Anarchy

Last Saturday, Marguerite's dance school had a "viewing" day. Most of the time, they don't allow parents or guardians inside the studio itself, but every now and then, they open the class to parents, relatives, friends... anybody who would be interested in seeing the children in action. So off we went, plus Marguerite's Tita Patch (my cousin) to watch. There are 4 four-year-olds in Marguerite's class (she happens to be the youngest and the rowdiest) and one teacher who is the epitome of patience. Let's just say that with people watching them, the excited girls amped the usual mayhem to a fever pitch. After that, I can really appreciate the kind of dedication that goes into teaching ballet to little kids.
Pictures for now. I might post videos later (since I still have to resize them - but oh, all the horseplay will be more evident in them, lol). You can totally see Marguerite having her own agenda in the last two pics and Tita Patch and I trying to get her to pay attention from the sidelines. Sigh.


The Kano said...

I have a three-year-old niece and four-year-old nephew that lives with us, and they are rowdy, too. But they are so creative, like your daughter. A little rowdiness doesn't hurt.

gemini said... going to share it with my 6 years old niece who really wants to be a ballet dancer...this is encouragement!

chubskulit said...

Wow buti pa daughter mo sis nagbaballet, we would love for our daughter to go ballet lessons too but she isn't interested..

spinninglovelydays said...

@Dave: I agree, but that poor teacher! lol Viewing day was a special situation though. She said they weren't usually like that.

@Gemini: I hope she does get encouraged by it. :)

@Rose: It's preferable to go with what they want to do. From Rylie's pics, she seems to be interested in theater. :)