The park and rec program that runs Tea’s dance lessons held a short recital at a local senior center this weekend. The theme was the Nutcracker, although it was a bit of a loose interpretation of the original. Each class performed one dance using music from the classic ballet, although some used jazz or hip hop versions of the songs to suit their class format.
Tea’s class performed the Chinese Tea dance. They were all adorable and I was proud of them for remembering their dance in front of a very packed audience. By the time he got his celebratory milkshake, Tea’s nerves were gone and he was asking to sign up for dance again.
We’re sad that his dance instructor is graduating from college after this semester – she did a fantastic job of making sure the kids had fun. She’s moving on to open her own studio in another state and I know she’ll do well – she has a real gift for working with kids. We’re going to miss her, but I’m grateful his first experience with an extracurricular activity was such a positive one.
For the grandparents, here’s the video: