The Lydster, Part 77: Dancing Queen

Lydia is the house choreographer.

As I may have mentioned, Lydia has been taking ballet lessons once a week since October 2009. It was almost inevitable, since in the year or two before that, she would move around the room so gracefully and deliberately that people kept asking, “Is she taking dance lessons?”

This was NOT anything that we pushed her into doing, but rather something she asked to do a few times before we relented. While I’m not anticipating her become a prima ballerina, it has instilled in her a sense of confidence she had been lacking. It has also made Angelina Ballerina on PBS her favorite TV program.

Her school did a recital in June – this was Lydia’s costume – and she said she was nervous, though she didn’t appear to be so.

Now, she is choreographer at home; not only does she design the moves, she selects the music, quite well, I think. Her mother has become her primary dance partner, with her stuffed animals and me as her captive audience.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

4 thoughts on “The Lydster, Part 77: Dancing Queen”

  1. Thanks for coming by, Roger.Lydia looks very lovely in her Bellarina Avatar!
    We loved your ‘F’ post. We know of a number of name changes starting with our country’s name. India was formerly called Hindustan, meaning Land of the Hindus. But later the more secular name was adopted. Like u said, Mumbai was called Bombay. Delhi was officially Dilli, though we tend to use that name a lot still. Calcutta, home of Mother Teresa, is now called Kolkata, more in tune with the language used there which is Bengali.

    Very intersting post really!
    wags from Ginger n Buddy

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