Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Mom + Tot Dance Class

September 11th marked the first Mommy + Me dance class for Finley and myself.  With the arrival of Penelope, I thought it would be a great idea for us to do something just the two of us, so we registered for dance class.  The first class went off really well and the second one – well, not so much!  I am hoping for a much better third week!  I think part of Finley’s problem is that she is the youngest in the class and won’t turn 2 until the day before her last class.  The class is designed for 2 – 3 year olds.  Her listening skills and the ability to follow instructions is limited at best.  I am hoping that this will help her in this area!

Finley’s dance teacher is Miss McCall – who just happens to be an Outrider.  What is an Outrider you ask?  That is what the Calgary Stampeders call their Cheerleaders.  She is super great and really good with the kids and that says a lot when you have 20 2 – 3 year olds in one room!  Greg keeps telling me to wear a Rider shirt or bunny hug but I have yet to do so.  Thankfully, I am not the only Saskatchewanian in the class!

Here are some photos before we left for her first 2 classes – each time wearing a new leotard!  She is so cute and just loves her leotard…in fact, she had her tutu over her pyjamas when she got up this morning!

Finley all dressed up for our first Mommy + Me dance class!  She absolutely LOVED it!  We did the Hokey Pokey, the Happy + You Know It dance, the imaginary shoes dance, animal freeze tag, an obstacle course consisting of twirling and rolling and jumping and we ended the class with Head + Shoulders dance.  Finley of course loves to dance in circles but is slowing grasping the instructions of each dance!!  Thankfully, Mommy’s don’t have to wear the dance attire…..haha!
The only time she will  keep a barrette in her hair is for dance class.  And you will see how she is  carrying her sippy cup – with her teeth.  She is no longer allowed to use these sippy cups as carrying them like this causes the lid to come off and milk to dump everywhere and I am tired of cleaning up milk!
On our way to our second dance class wearing her new ballerina outfit that her Great Aunty Faye bought for her!  So cute!  The hat I had just bought from Superstore.  I also got in grey!  She loves the hat!!
Finley looks very happy in this photo but unfortunately this good mood did not transfer over to the  dance class a mere 20 minutes later.  She had a temper tantrum of epic proportions.  We did the hokey pokey and then she screamed, cried and insisted at building held for the entire 25 minutes that were left in the dance class.  My arms were beyond tired!!

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