Sunday, June 27, 2010
R.I.P. Sydney's Dance Career
Sydney began her dance career at age 3.5 at the local community rec centre. She insisted she wanted to be a ballerina. It's hard to remember back that far, but I actually resisted signing her up. I blogged about it, otherwise I may have forgotten about my aversion to words like "princess" and "ballerina". Something about my feminist principles. Her adorableness in her purple dance leotard with built-in tutu enchanted me and trumped all principle.
Then we took a break from dance. The "dance" she had been participating in was not much more than running around the class with a hoop or ribbon and the occasional pirouette.
Last June, Sydney and I decided that she might try dance at a "real" dance school for the coming year. We saw a little potential in her. She really is more a fast music type of dancer so we were looking at hip hop or jazz. I scoured dance schools in the TriCities area for a laid back school. I found none.