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The whirling dirvish

Part of the condition that Abby has (Rhombencephalosynapsis) causes her to spin her body on a regular basis. For years we wondered whether putting her in a ballet class would help or hurt her need to spin. Would it make her want to spin more? Would she fall? Would she be able to keep up in a regular ballet class?

We decided that with all of the progress she has made in PT over the past year it was time to give it a try. So for Christmas we signed her up for a class through the township, bought her ballet shoes and a leotard.

Her first class was on Wednesday and she was SO excited. When the time came to dance she got a little nervous. I know inside she gets anxious about being able to keep up with the other kids.


Thankfully she has a wonderful and patient teacher who knows that she might do things just a smidge different but she CAN do them. 


She tapped and tapped for the first half of the class. I think all the tapping gave her awesome input. 
 

The second half of the class was ballet. She looked like she was born to be a ballerina. 


After class she came home and taught her siblings all her positions. 


Funny thing... she has "recruited" a certain twin sister to join the class. Sshhh! Don't tell anyone. The tomboy in her doesn't want ANYONE to know. ;D

1 comments:

Plant Girl 5:05 PM  

I don't know which part I love more: Abby doing so well, or her convincing Grace to join the class.

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