Friday, January 13, 2012

Beautiful ballerina

Annika started her ballet class yesterday evening.  We put her in the same class as last spring, since it was at a convenient time and place.  A level 2 class was offered, but it didn't work as well with our schedule, so we figured it would be okay for her to do level 1 again.  She was so excited about it, and I was almost excited to see her new tutu in action. :)  Here are a few pics.

She actually picked out the black leotard - I was surprised, I thought she would've wanted pink everything!  I really like the contrast with the pink tutu and tights, though.

Her leotard was a bit big, so I sewed pink ribbon onto each side of the back at the neckline, to tie together and keep it from falling off her shoulders.

I love this picture - little ballerina in motion :)

I have to say, as much as I complain about Annika's behaviour at home, one thing she has going for her is that she is usually quite well-behaved in public (probably due to her shyness).  There were 10 little girls in the class (ages 3-5, but I'm guessing most of them were 3 or 4 - it didn't look like any were much older than Annika), and a few of the girls could not keep still and didn't listen to the teacher at all.  One family even took their girl out of the class early because she was so disruptive.  At least Annika will usually listen to others, even if she doesn't always listen to me!


LaughingLady said...

Kids always seem to behave better for others than for us, don't they?? I guess in a way, it's nice to know they're comfortable being themselves around us!! :P

Love the pictures, especially the close-up of sitting and looking down at her hands/tutu.

Krista Nicole said...

Super cute tutu! I think I might need to make a tutu for my little girl even before she can use it for ballet.

And regarding her behaviour... my mom often tells me how polite Annika is in Sunday School. : )