One thing we really wanted for M was an extra activity with other children aside from playing on the playground, something structured yet fun for her. I have no desire to put her in preschool since I feel she is learning very quickly here at home. However, I do feel that it is important for her to socialize and to be able to follow instruction from someone other than her parents. When a good friend of ours told us about a dance studio in a neighboring town, we thought it was perfect. Since she started classes this past fall, M has loved every minute of dance.
This evening, we finally got to watch her perform. Despite having missed two full months of class while we were in Alabama, she still remembered her moves and we thought she performed quite well. We're so proud. :) As long as she has the desire to go, we will do what we can to give her the opportunity. Here are two short videos with both of her performances from earlier this evening.
She pretty much thought she was a movie star afterwards.