Tuesday, June 23, 2009
My Little Dancer
Eliza took dance this year for the first time and loved it. She took it at a studio called Desert Dance Theater. It focused on creative and modern dance. The teacher was wonderful and wanted everything to be very professional (which can be good and bad for 4-year-olds.)
Eliza really learned to come out of her shell and express herself creatively through dance. When she first began she would barley do what the teacher asked her to, but by the end was doing great. She became more flexible and learned some great techniques of modern dance. I will definitely enroll her in dance again, I'm just not sure which studio. I either want her to be in ballet or modern, I don't love the contemporary hip-hop/jazz stuff. I don't really want my daughter dancing to "Love Story" I prefer the classical stuff.
Instead of a recital, the teacher took out all the classes a number of times to film a high quality video titled "Dance in the Environment."
I didn't buy the video, however, because it was expensive and Eliza really wasn't in it all that much. It was a very well-done film, though. I did purchase the professional still shots, though. They are fun.
I look forward to watching as she continues to progress.