28 June 2006

What Katrina Learned at Dance Class

Yesterday was Katrina's second ballet/tap dance class. About eight little girls in pink leotards. Parents could watch the action on a closed-circuit televison outside the classroom, pictures but no sound. I watched on and off for the half-hour lesson, so I knew that the teacher had taught them a few ballet positions.

Later that afternoon, Katrina wanted to play dance class. She was the teacher, of course, and I was supposed to do what she did.

So what did Katrina the dance teacher do? Dance a few Katrina-invented steps, or twirl, then clap sharply two times and say "Listen!" in a stern voice. Step, step, clap, clap, "Listen!"

That's what my daughter learned in dance class yesterday. I'm so proud.


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Jennifer said...

Hi, Shannon,

Great to hear from you! There are dance classes on the Ramstein Air Base (if you're a DoD card holder, that is). Go to http://www.cmiregistration.com/user/splash__org__151.htm

to see the youth programs on Ramstein and Vogelweh. Many of the classes fill up almost immediately, so you may have to get on a wait list.

There is also a dance studio in Ramstein-Miesenbach called Fairy Tale (or Faery? I'm not sure) Dance Studio. I believe the owner is American.

There is also an Irish dance school in the area that holds classes both on and off base.

Hope this helps. Welcome to Germany!