Something Lovely

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!

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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!

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One thought on “Something Lovely

  1. I don’t know why you showed up on my site, but your little girl is absolutely breath taking. Come look at the ballerina I JUST finished yesterday, also dressed in black with a touch of pink. (also blond)…she is for sale (standing at only 6″ tall). I hope you stay with your dancing Linnea. You are so precious. And no, Mother you are not bias, she is very beautiful!

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