Wednesday, February 17, 2010
New Dance Studio
Last night Kenzie tried a new dance studio. For those of you who are reading and don't know that before she left for Hope Ranch, she was on a dance performance team at a dance studio here in town. She has been dancing for straight four in half years and also when she was 4, 5, and 6 she danced then too. She is a beautiful dancer and she says that when she is dancing everything else just goes away. So I know it is good for her. The hard part is getting her there. For whatever reason it causes her great stress to get ready for dance class and to be on time. Right before she left in October it was nearly impossible to get her there. It would cause almost daily meltdowns. She was taking six hours of dance a week. So because of all of this we have been hesitate to put her back in dance classes. We wanted her to have a fresh start at a new studio where they did not know her past and all of her issues so they could just evaluate her on her dance and nothing else. So last night she just tried one class, jazz, to see where they would place her and if she liked it. Change is hard for her so even though she really wanted to go back to dancing I think being at a new place was difficult. The anxiety definitely was there. She had her usual fit about her hair right before we had to leave. However, she did make it on time and she does want to go back. I was very impressed with the new studio. We will have to start slowly and see how she does. I hope she does well and handles it okay. I love watching her dance and I think it does wonders for her.