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That Frog Can Dance!

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:56pm
Last week was Diva's annual dance camp. Unlike regular dance class, the dancers meet every single day for a week and the class runs just a little longer than usual. At the end of the week, the dancers get to raid the wardrobe closet and put together their own costumes then put on a short program for the families.

I took Little Frog with me when I went to get Diva on Thursday. We got there a little early and I told Frog he could come into the studio where the girls were dancing if he was quiet. Frog loves to watch dancing on TV, but he had never seen his sister "perform." He got very excited when the music started. He kept referencing me with a big smile and very communicative glances. He began to move with the music. When the dancing started, he needed to jump! I eased him into my lap and he watched with rap attention, vocalizing a little, but trying very hard to be quiet. When the music stopped, Frog would clap and clap - his way of saying "do it again" but in this context it worked perfectly as applause or "encore!" We only had to leave the room once. When we returned, Frog rocked to the music on his knees and never took his eyes off the dance. When class was over, the girls filed passed him and he tried to make eye contact with them as he clapped and clapped. Frog is an excellent audience - and I think there is a dancer inside there :0)

Diva is an amazing ballerina. This week was more about jazz, so it was a little different for her. The girls learned 4 dances for the show. The last one, a jazz combination, was really challenging. The girls all had the combo down, but they and the teacher kept changing the order of the choreography making the dance confusing for the girls. It was also very hot on Friday. By the time they got through the class, they were almost too pooped to put on the show - but the show must go on!

I've spliced it together a little and put it to the song they used for the last Jazz number. Diva is a bit perplexed by the slowed motion of the video, but I like seeing their moves in detail. Diva(if you are new to this blog)is the blond with the ponytail, black leotard, green sequined skirt and no hat. Enjoy!

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