Friday, May 30, 2014

K's Summer Dance Workshop at DLA Molino

My little girl joined ballet classes at Lea De Castro last year, and enjoyed every minute of it. This summer, we originally planned to have her go back there for another round of ballet, but when we learned that her school was also offering summer dance classes, we opted for the latter. I enrolled K for all five dances that were open, which are Ballet, Hawaiian, Jazz, Belly Dancing, and Modern for a fee of 3000 pesos (recital expenses not included). According to the teachers, they have been doing it for years, and they can attest to how the little girls really come out of their 'shells' and shed of the shyness once they get onstage. 

The sessions were held in their audiovisual room (which was air conditioned, yey!) and was scheduled for two hours daily. Though I didn't have to worry about her getting bored anymore, I was afraid she might tire herself out (dancing for two hours, imagine), and not want to go back the next day.

Little ballerinas on the left, and my K on the right
But, I was wrong yet again - she anticipated every day we had to go back to dance class! She made fast friends with the little girls, and was able to follow the teachers' instructions for all dance genres. Imagine, five dances to memorize, five performances to prepare for....and yet, she was able to shine like a diamond during their recital. She makes me soooo proud.

She wasn't the absolute best dancer, and still needs more lambot and kembot and swag, but, she danced with a beautiful smile on her face, she went on stage in front of a lot of people, and she enjoyed each and every minute of it. All of that makes me a proud mommy.

Oh and by the way, they had this glam part where they had a pictorial wearing all their costumes prior to their recital - and my little K was actually chosen as the Most Photogenic among all participants. We weren't expecting an award, but we felt just as ecstatic when she was picked. I guess it has to do with the fact that she really is already quite comfortable having a camera trained at her, what with a photographer-ninong/tito and equally photo-crazy parents. Hehe. :)

I look forward to having her join again next year, and to continue building her confidence.

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