My scripture memory verse for the last two weeks has been Philippians 4:8.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” (NIV)
For me, ballet is such a lovely and pure thing to think about, and now I officially have a ballerina in training! Linnea began Ballet One at the Performing Arts Center here in town on Monday. I know I am biased, but doesn’t she look so lovely and pure in her black leotard and pink tights? She could not have been more overjoyed with those ballet shoes!
The bun makes it so official, doesn’t it? Linnea’s ballet class overflows with the pitter-pat of little ballerina feet, so much so they had to add a helper for the class! Three of her friends from our homeschool group are also in the class, as are two other acquaintences and many, many soon-to-be familiar faces. Ms. Leslie is the instructor. I picked the PAC because it is a no frills, very passionate group of dancers. Many of the instructors, including Laurel’s, are choreographers who also teach college-level ballet at colleges and universities in our area. I was thrilled to find a studio of this caliber so close to home, and I expect my girls and I will treasure it for years to come!
Ballet is a central part of our fine arts/music curriculum for 1st grade. Linnea and I will be studying the music and story of Tchaikovsky throughout the year. Of course “Nutcracker music” is Laurel’s absolute favorite, so she will enjoy it with us. I am looking forward to Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, but the ultimate highlight will be going to see the Nutcracker Fantasy at the State Theatre in December!