Monday, August 16, 2010

So You Think You Can Tap

Last night I asked Ashley if she wanted to take dance classes this fall.  She told me she already knew how to dance.

Then she put on her flip flops and performed a tap dance recital in our hallway.

"See mommy?  I told you I knew how to dance," she said breathlessly as she stutter stomped and clattered away.

Then she fell down.

"I'm okay!" she called without me even asking.  Phew.

And then she was up again, tapping furiously.  "Mommy, you have to cheer really loud, so I can hear you over my tapping," she helpfully instructed.

So I cheered.

"No, mommy," she sighed, exasperated.  "You have to say 'Encore!'"

So I yelled encore! encore!

Which of course, made her dance more.

Then, she started naming her dance moves.  "Mommy, I call this one the 'Turny Aroundy.'"

I would ooh and ahh.

Then she would fall down again.

"I'm okay!"

And so on and so forth.

Finally she took a sweeping bow.  I'm surprised she didn't make me throw roses at her.

So I think the answer to my question is yes, she would love to take dance classes.  Now I just need to find a dance studio.  God bless whoever I pick.  They're gonna need it.

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18 comments:

Tell Me Something Good said...

Your daughter is a hoot. (oh boy, the irony, lol) I'm sure she's going to love the dance class.

Brandy said...

woo hoo! you are gonna be a good dance mom

Christina said...

What a fun post, LOL! :)

liz said...

that's great! any idea where she learned to say, "encore"?

Duchess said...

Go Ashley! :0)

Jen said...

LOL!

Yes, they are. ;)

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

She will be teaching that class in no time at all! LOL! Just too cute. I love them at this age. Why, they can do everything and will try just about anything! Why not? I hope they will not lose that attitude; ever!

Katherine said...

That's darling. She absolutely needs dance classes.

Kmama said...

Hahaha. She sounds like a fabulous dancer. ;-)

Rebecca said...

I would also make sure that dance studio has bouncy floors. Every time you mentioned her falling down, I laughed out loud! I laugh when people fall down...it's a personality flaw (an awesome one though)!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Adorable - I love her!

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Lani said...

The title of this post made me giggle:) I can't wait to get my litle girl in dance class!

Lani said...

oops. I meant little. I swear I can spell little.

gringationcancun said...

Adorable :) Can't wait to see recital videos!

Helene said...

She's hysterical! She definitely inherited your fun sense of humor!

Bella wants to take jazz lessons. Between her and your daughter, we should have LOTS to blog about!

Daisygirl said...

OH my gosh that is the most adorable thing I Have read today!!!

Sadia said...

If you can find a dance school that accommodates us working parent types, I might just move to MO. (Doesn't hurt that I have cousins in Columbia.) I'm ready to pull my hair out with the girls' constant requests for ballet class and having to tell them over and over that all the classes available are while I'm at work.