Last summer, we enrolled Ava in a weeklong dance class to see how she would like it. She really enjoyed it and we were impressed with the school, so we enrolled her in classes.
Like most dance studios, we are not allowed to view their classes. Most studios allow a viewing in the fall to see the progress made. Our school decided to have a small recital to show off what the kids have learned. There will be a MUCH bigger one next spring, complete with fancy costumes, but this was a great introduction for Ava.
We had a conversation the morning of about her dance “recical” as she called it. It went like this:
Once we got to the auditorium, Ava wasn’t sure what to think. She is in this stage where so many things scare here. She seemed ok at first, but as it got closer to time for her performance, you could see the fear building. She also told me she was nervous about the men in black who were there to record the performance. :)
When she was called for her ballet dance, she went over and was crying. The owner’s husband who was emceeing, talked to her and whatever he said, it worked and she went backstage with her class. She did great performing!
I was so proud of Ava for not letting her fear stand in her way and trying something new. I hope that helped her overcome some of her fears! I can’t wait for more recitals in the future!!!