Have you ever seen how dancers are created? How they begin as just regular people and then little by little are transformed into graceful, powerful artists?
After spending a week photographing class rehearsals at Footsteps School of Dance, I can say I’ve seen at least a glimpse of that process. Over the next several blog posts I’m going to share some of it with you.
We’ll begin with the tiniest of dancers, little ones learning alongside their mommies what it takes to become dancers.
Some days are hard, some go beautifully, but each one lays the foundation for what will come next.
And what comes next is being on their own on the dance floor. These 2- and 3-year-olds are learning to watch their teacher, listen to her instructions, and move the way she’s asking them to move. Look how proud they are of themselves!
Getting stickers at the end of class is just icing on the cake.
At ages 3 and 4, dancers begin to spread their wings in both ballet and tap. They’re asked to follow more instructions at once, and miraculously they are able to follow.
Every now and then they even all do the same thing at the same time!
Hang in there, little ones. The fun has only just begun!
I’ll run the course You lay out for me
if You’ll just show me how.