Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Music and Movement

We were invited to our first drum circle by Aunt Danica. I wasn't sure what it would entail exactly, but decided it would be fun to go and try it out. Turns out it is exactly what you would think - people drumming in a circle :) It was fun! There were all kinds of people with all kinds of drums, just making music and enjoying the outdoors. Nicholas and Sydney were both able to experiment with several types of drums, some belonging to Danica and other belonging to the group. Sydney had a blast dancing in the circle - it was cute at the time, but the group sent out an email later saying that they'd prefer the children to dance outside of the circle next time. Oops! We are looking forward to going again soon, and are also looking for a drum of our own so if you see any while you're out, let us know!

Nicholas had his trial gymnastics class last week. Saying he LOVED it would be an understatement! His group went to several stations during his hour class, doing everything from somersaults to back bends and flips on the bar. I signed him up for the next session, which conveniently starts this week! He is in an all boys class with a male instructor. I am not allowed to take photos inside the gym except on designated "photo day", but there is a seating area for visitors to sit and watch.

Sydney has been begging to go to ballet so we signed her up for a pre-school ballet/tap combo class down at the local dance studio. She went in for her leotard and shoe fitting and met all of the instructors. I didn't think she would ever want to leave! Her classes won't start until mid-September. The studio does not allow viewing during classes, but she will have a recital in June of next year. Turns out that they will preform at my old high school! So she will be dancing on the same stage where mommy performed in theatre, which I think is pretty cool since we are not even in that same county anymore!

1 comment:

NaNa said...

Nice job with the blog and at home! Keep up the great work!