L has loved to dance for years. She dances and twirls around as much as she walks. And she's been walking on her tiptoes almost as long as she could walk. She watches So You Think You Can Dance and imitates the dancers performing on the show, and says that she wants to be on the show one day. In short: she LOVES to dance!
She's been taking a combination ballet/tap class for the past couple of years. It mostly ballet, with a few minutes of tap thrown in toward the end. The dance classes at the studio where L takes ballet runs on a schedule echoing her school- from August through June. Today was the last class of this year. Although she's sad that this year is over, she's looking forward to next year when she will continue to the next level of ballet, and also try jazz for the first time, as her teacher recommended that she take both in tandem. I'm not sure how taking two classes will go, but she loves dancing so much that we want to expose her to different styles. Having never been a dancer, I don't know much about jazz, but the little I do know sounds right up L's alley.
Watching her dance brings me so much joy. She's so full of concentration and is always eager to learn and improve. I'm excited to see where her dancing shoes take her from here!