Of Food and Love romalise: ballet for toddlers benefits of ballet roma's first ballet class
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
Back in the day (oh that sounds so cliche) or in the olden days (as my sisters and I used to say), learning French, memorizing poetry, walking around with a book on your head to ensure that you had best posture…all commonplace and generally expected.
Well, my kids aren’t in French, although I was just made aware there is a local group set up for children ages 3-6 to learn it if their parents have the extra $$, and I like poetry but not enough to make my kids memorize it and as much as I’d love for my children to have impeccable posture, walking around with books just isn’t going to happen.
So, enter, ballet.
Our answer to developing perfect posture.
They say it helps build self-confidence
Develop a connection with others (sounds so general, but evidently when working with other people who are performing the same actions as you are it triggers “mirror neurons” which helps us to understand the behaviors of others which in turn helps us to develop empathy.)
She really enjoyed it. We were instructed to wait until the last 5 minutes of class before coming in. Roma was jumping everywhere, pointing her little toes and, in general, just tossing about. She learned to “kitty hop” and how to give a “ballerina goodbye”. Her version of both was laughable. I can’t wait until a few weeks from now, it will be a whole different story.