She went into Ballet II and 'tried' the class- she kept up so well, she KNEW her positions. She was very serious, concentrating, working hard throughout the class. Her teacher asked her if she had lessons and she said 'no'. Her teacher came out to the parents waiting room to me and asked again- 'Did I hear you right, she has had NO lessons?' Again I said that is correct, NO lessons! Her teacher smiled and me and said 'WOW" 'She is an amazing natural dancer.' I did go on to tell her she home schools and has been diving into learning about ballet for months now- and her teacher responded 'Yes but to come into a class and apply it so well and gracefully from reading and watching, is amazing.'
What a compliment....you know you think your children are amazing all of the time...but to hear from someone else that she is a natural and amazing, it warms my heart to the fullest. The teacher then went in and told her the same thing and through the window of glass I peered at her from the parents waiting room, not being able to hear but just being able to see her expression...slight blush, humble, sweet, grinning from ear to ear, a 'thank you' and back to her positions working hard.
I believe she has found another great passion. She got into the car after the class and couldn't stop talking about how welcoming the girls were, how great the teacher was and how much she loved the classical music and exclaimed it did not feel like hard work at all- she loved it!