Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tiny Dancer

This year Ellis started doing Ballroom.  He loves it! He is also pretty good at it.  He was excited when he found out that  he got to dance at Lagoon.  He used to dance with a girl who was nearly the same size as him but she decided that she didn't like ballroom so she dropped out. That left Ellis without a partner.  His instructor asked our friend Annie to dance with Ellis.  When Ellis came home after finding out he would get to dance with Annie, he asked me if he could go exercise.  I told him that would be a great idea and asked why he wanted to exercise.  He told me that his new partner was Annie and said that he needed to lift her up.  He went and ran all around the backyard and started lifting the gallon of milk with one hand!  One day he was out playing in the back yard and I asked him to come in and practice the piano.  He came in with tears in his eyes and said to me, "Mom.  You know why I need to exercise!"

The beginning of this video is pretty shaky because there was a little girl that kept dancing in front of me.  I finally asked her to stop and she did...then the video isn't so shaky.  Here he is at Lagoon.

This is the dance they did at the beginning of the year. They had a ballroom showcase where we only saw the 3 different ballroom classes at our local theater.  I hope they go to this platform every year.  It was short and super fun to watch.

This is also at the movie theater.  I think they were a little better with this performance than the Lagoon performance.  They did one last performance with the big concert but I didn't record it.