In September Max started taking a “Creative Music and Movement” dance class at a local studio. Each week parents stay outside the room but can watch through the windows, but today was observation day so we got to sit inside the room and take pictures. Max loves the class and the teacher, Miss Sarah. It’s really fun to watch, they are doing all kinds of fun things–moving like animals, doing obstacle courses, waving ribbon wands–but I can see the precursors of ballet underneath.
Max does a really good job of staying on task and listening to the teacher. He carefully watches her and copies her movements. Each week they learn about a different concept and then put it into practice. Today they demonstrated the things they’ve learned so far, like space, shapes, and levels. I give big props to the teacher, because keeping 5 four year-olds on track in a dance class is no small feat!