Is there such a thing as a mommy crush? Because if there is, I have one on my daughter's dance teacher. Okay, not really a crush, but definitely some love and admiration for a woman who is a wonderful teacher for my girl. Also she has the most amazing back ever and I would like to have one like it some day. Observe:
Bitty took a long break from dance because for a while she refused to participate. So we did a year of soccer. Then when soccer ended I asked her if she'd like to do soccer again or give dancing another try. (Sorry gal, I'm a one-thing-per-kid kind of mom.) I was happy that she chose dance - ballet and tap. I know there are a lot of places to go these days for dance but I'm pretty devoted to our Miss Kim who teaches up at the Steiner Rec Center. She's just terrific. I like how she teaches, I like how she handles problems, and I like that she doesn't do a big performance at the end of each semester. We have a parent observation day where we get to go into class and the girls show off their dances for us and everything they've learned, but it's pretty laid back and that's how I like it.
Bitty was so happy in class, and last Friday during the final class I got to see how much she's really improved. It's pretty neat. And I'm excited to continue on in January. The best part of class had to be when Miss Kim demonstrated her tap dancing skills to show why she was teaching the girls the steps she was. I really should have been taking a video or photos or something but I was too busy letting my chin hit the floor. Wow! I just found out she teaches tap for grown ups....hmmm......I think I might have to spend a little time with Miss Kim myself!