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Dance Mom?

Summer is coming to an end and that means two things:

  1. School is starting soon (or has started for some of you),
  2. Extracurricular activities resume.

My youngest, Sofia, is going into first grade and didn’t pick her activity until last month.  But much to my excitement, she chose dance.  I’m told that she’s starting at a good time because she’s young enough (6 years old) but not too young.   She will be taking recreational dance and specifically a class that teaches tap, jazz AND ballet.  This way, she can try a variety of styles to find which she excels at and/or which she enjoys the most.  Her first class is also her first day of school.  In preparation we had to get fitted for her leotard and purchase the shoes she would need.


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Two types of shoes were required for the type of class she is taking and her age group.  For ballet, the school requires the  Capezio Cobra Split Sole Ballet shoe.  For tap, the Barbette Velcro Mary Jane.  I’m not sure what was cuter, taking her dance shoe shopping or seeing her try everything on when we got home.  We had to get tap shoes and ballet shoes and of course her leotard and tights.


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I’ll be documenting our dance adventures as part of a special series here on the blog.  Throughout the school year it will be mostly practice and more practice but at the end of the year, in May, she’ll have her big recital and I’m told it’s epic!

I guess this means that it’s official…I’m a dance mom.  And I’m totally ok with that!

If any of you have advice for a dance newb like me, please comment below.  Let me know if there’s any mom “rules” I should know about.

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