Cinderella might be a little jealous…

We are into week three of ballet classes right now, and Ayla is loving it! She doesn’t quite have the enchante or plie down yet, but her twirling is fabulous. This mommy is loving it too…an hour of time where someone other than me is coming up with the activity!photo 2

Gymnastics, which is her absolute FAVORITE, is creating a slight amount of confusion. On Mondays, Ayla is encouraged to hang on the gymnastics bar for as long as her little hands can grip (about 3-5 seconds!) On Tuesdays, in ballet class, hanging onto the bar puts a little one’s tutulicious hiney on the most wanted ballarenia list. Ah, so much to sort through as a 2-year-old.IMG_7708

While some moms love mommy-and-me classes (myself included) others find playdates sufficient. To each their own, but I’m loving the time that we spend together being ACTIVE. I’m also loving the structure and discipline that Ayla is learning from someone other than just me. Waiting in line is becoming more of a norm. Listening and following instructions is expected, and she rises to the occasion each class. Of course she isn’t perfect…what 2 year old is? Even today we had a melt-down over taking off her Tutu du Monde Sparkle and Fade ballet slippers (which were really meant for her upcoming Christmas pictures, but that I just couldn’t keep in the box). I can’t blame her. They are stunning. I think even Cinderella might be a little jealous of these sparkly slippers. I know this mama was!IMG_7710

Click on these links to learn more about the benefits of Dance and Gymnastics for Toddlers and check out the hyperlink above to be smitten by more fabulous Tutu Du Monde.




6 thoughts on “Cinderella might be a little jealous…

  1. Cute pics! I love the ones with the tutu on the ground. My little nugget is two also, but I can’t find any dance classes for kids that young around me. I enrolled her in soccer, though, and she loves it. Those slippers are totally Cinderella-worthy!

    • Soccer is great!!! That’s too bad that you can’t find any:( Have you checked at the YMCA? We go to an actual dance studio and they are great. Things move quickly and it is more about movement than ballet to be honest:) Thanks for commenting!

  2. I can’t wait until next year whenever I can enroll my Aubrey!!!! She’s only 18 months right now. Seeing these pics get me so excited! I LOVED ballet as a child and now that I see that there’s so many pretties to adorn my little ballerina I’m gonna go BROKE! I LOVE her TTDM slippers!!!!!!!!! ❤

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