Thursday, August 5, 2010

Let's Go Cheer Bear!

My daughter has been begging to take ballet for about a year now. After we went to a brunch with the cast of a local Snow White ballet, the begging got even worse! I wanted to try ballet out in the summer, without the pressures of the school year, but it seems that ballet studios want a summer vacation too (is that allowed?) and some don't have classes for children less than 5. I still wanted Ruby to have some fun this summer-- especially with a new brother making his appearance at the beginning of break-- so I decided upon a class at the gymnastics center called Cheer Bear. Yep, you guessed it, it is a cheerleading class for 3 & 4 year olds.

Ruby is totally loving this class, even if it isn't ballet. They begin each class with some running and stretching. Next they move to the huge trampoline where they do various jumps. They then move to the floor for some actual cheers. Of course, the cheer is "LETS- GO- CHEER BEAR!".

For the last five minutes, the girls get free play where Ruby is likely to be found on the play set or the huge trampoline. I can say with a decent amount of confidence that after watching Ruby at Cheer Bear, there is very little chance she will become a gymnast or a cheerleader (sorry sweetie!), but I'm elated with how much fun she's had!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun class for Ruby!! She looks adorable in her Colts cheerleading outfit. Let's hear it for R-U-B-Y!!!