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#write31days ~ Day 21: Ballet Leg Warmers {Yarn Along}

I finished Evelyn’s ballet leg warmers yesterday and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. I had a few hiccups in the beginning, and even had to frog the first one I did after I was almost completed with it. You can see more in my notes here.

Evelyn was excited to try them on so we grabbed her ballet attire for a complete ensemble. The jazzy red skirt even came out of the drawer at the end. She performed a few grand jetés to express her excitement!
first-position

fixing-her-slippers

fly-fly-like-a-butterfly

pique

passee

curtsy

leg-warmer-detail

little-dancer-red-skirt

leap!

sauter

 

Joining up with Ginny’s Yarn Along today.

#write31days ~ Day 16: Ballet {in Color}

ballet-pique-color

ballet-dots-color

ballet-releve-color

ballet-balance-color

ballet-trio-color

A few more fun details from my ballet photos yesterday. These ones I left in color as those sweet shades of pink are too nice to let go of sometimes. 😉

#write31days ~ Day 15: Tiny Ballerina in Black and White

ballet-butterfly

ballet-stretching

ballet-at-the-barre

ballet-chasse

ballet-waiting

ballet-balancing

ballet-grand-jete

For almost two years now {more than half her life–crazy!}, Evelyn has been going to ballet classes on Thursday mornings. We started in the Itty Bitty Ballet class where not much formal training was done but it gave the children an opportunity to get used to rhythm, following instructions, and learning about their bodies movement in space.

About six months ago, Evelyn moved up to the more advanced Pre-Ballet class and has continued to enjoy it, including the more formal learning of ballet steps and movements. I’ve loved watching her grow and blossom in these classes. She gives her all and absolutely loves every moment of it. I’m so proud of her holding her own amongst girls who are a bit older than her. {The class is designed for 3-6 years old and she hasn’t even reached 3 yet. But the teacher felt she was ready to move up!}

Whether she decides to stick with ballet long-term, switch to another type of dance, or abandon it altogether further on down the road, I’m so glad she’s had this opportunity.

Dance, Dance

Oh my, how this girl loves to dance! She’s been taking classes for about 5 months now and is really starting to participate fully. She practices her passés, sautés, and grand battements continually throughout the day.

The only thing that could make it better was twirling around in her very own tutu! A gift she received from her godmother at Christmas, it now fits her well and she loves to wear it every chance she gets.

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Ballet 5

Ballet 2

Ballet 4

Ballet 3

Ballet 1

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