Easily the best thing we have signed Reagan up for so far has been ballet class.
She has just been getting to the stage where we’ve started to do classes and sign
up for more things. I’ve been mindful to try to keep us from getting overbooked at
such a young age, but it has been fun to try different things and see what she likes.
We’ve done a gym class, music class, swim, library story time…and she has liked them
all. But nothing has captured her like ballet! And nothing has captured us, as parents,
like ballet. I didn’t even know you could start ballet classes before two years old, but
it turns out that it seems to be the most magical time possible to start a dance class!
She is so in love and looks forward to it every week…then practices throughout the
week and talks about it all the time. It’s been so fun to watch her tip toe around in a
little pink leotard and follow the teacher. We have a Tutu School just a few minutes from
where we live, and I had heard about it in other cities from friends – so I was excited we had
one right by us! The way they do their classes is so darling and a perfect format of learning and
fun for these little girls (and boys!) Reagan gets to pretend to fly like a butterfly, put her feet together
like peanut butter and jelly for a stretch, and comes home every time knowing a new move – from pliés
to piques to passés. It is darling and also such good social structure for her. Out of the many classes we’ve
tried and gone through phases of, this is the one we’ll stick with. It has made all of us so happy — and since
our class goes until 5:15, sometimes Chase leaves work in time to catch the last few minutes of cuteness :)
Here are a few pictures of class lately – I can’t help but take them every week when we’re heading out to class!
Most darling little space ^^
What is cuter than a group of toddler ballerinas ?!
She always asks for a picture before we leave, when she’s all dressed up with her ballerina bun ^^
Hahah this picture on the right may win. I told her to pose, and got this dramatic look ^^…haha!
For Bay Area locals: Tutu School has locations in Mountain View, Redwood City, Saratoga, Willow Glen,
Berkeley, SF, Burlingame, Walnut Creek, and lots more! There are also locations in other states.
Here’s to the magic of ballet! Expect plenty more pictures/ videos to come :)