Pink Tights and Tutus.
Friday, Jul. 02, 2004, 02:37

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.~Voltaire


Tonight was the "Princess's" first ever dance class. It is a six week class that meets once a week and will cover everything from tap and jazz to pom pon and baton. We arrived a little early so as to buy tap and toe shoes,look over the various tutus and tights and meet our instructor. "Ms Victoria" has a very loud sing-song voice that she must use all the time because when the phone rang she answered "Center Stage Dance Company, this is Vickieeeee. How can I help you dance todaaaay?" Hoo boy, this is going to be a long hour and a half.

The girls were all so cute. Fourteen petite princesses, dressed in various shades of pink, some with ruffles, some with sequins and all with a sparkle in their eye. They started with ballet and it was obvious that the girls would rather watch themselves in the mirrors than to pay attention to Ms. Victoria. Once the newness of it all wore off, they were little powerhouses of motion.

Next was tap and jazz instruction. On went the shoes,wiggle went the hips and all sort of attitude sprang out of the girls. It was even hard for the parents not to tap their feet and make a little noise too. Dancing can definitely be contagious. They learned a simple routine to "Rockin Robin" and then it was on to tumbling in the next room. The "Princess" had been nervous about this part of it and had told me that she didn't want to do the tumbling, but once she did her first cartwheel, you couldn't make her sit down. I was really impressed at how much grace she had and at how well she took off with the whole thing. A good time was had by all. So much in fact that class actually ran 15 minutes over.

We arrived home and I saw on the answering machine that the "Player" had called and left a message. I have not heard from him in about 10 days and was a little wary of returning his call. He didn't answer his cell, but called back in about 3 minutes. "Is everything alright?" he asked with concern in his voice. "Are you two OK?" WTF???? Who was this man? I told him that we were fine and had been to dance class. He asked how it was and seemed really interested in hearing all about it. THEN the bombshell....."Do you mind if I go watch her next week?" he asked. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. The same man who has been basically absent for six years, the man who didn't want a child and therefore had nothing to do with her wants to now go with her to dance class. The only thing that I could say was "Sure, that would be great." I hung up the phone and still couldn't believe what I had heard.

The Lord works in mysterious ways indeed.


"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once."~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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