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The Sugar Plum Fairy Ballet Dance

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For the last two weeks my daughter has had no Ballet lessons as her dance school was on break. Instead Sylvia practiced at home. She dressed in her leotard and ballet shoes and I found some lovely music on youtube for her to dance to and practice the moves she has been taught.

We found the sugar plum fairy from the nutcracker and I just had to make a youtube video as I thought she was adorable. Yoda our dog seems to love music and sometimes he just sits and stares at Sylvia dancing in bewilderment. At other times he joins in. He can be so funny at times.

I really did not know if my daughter would take to ballet. She appears to enjoy doing it but every now and again she is like “do i have to go again”. I guess like any talent practising week in week out can get a little boring or frustrating especially when you would rather being playing with the barbie dolls or going swimming with friends. However I’m not going to let Sylvia quit like she did with gymnastics last year.

The gymnastics teachers said she had the muscles and strength and could go a long way, yet she decided she did not want to do it so she dropped out and tried out ballet this year instead. I’m not letting her drop out again.

I’m going to let her do ballet for the whole year. If she gets to a point where she hates it then of course she can stop but, I don’t want her turning around to me and saying when she’s older why did you let me quit ballet? or wanting to go back as an older child and regretting having far less experience than the others in her class.

 

At the end of the day my daughter loves dancing. She loves practicing her ballet and going to class. I think she just finds it hard giving up her Saturday afternoon to ballet every single week. I think the best thing to do would be to help her practice and encourage her and then next year she could switch to the older Tuesday class and we could then have our Saturdays back.

So here is Sylvia’s little video. I hope you all like it!

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