Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers

Violette Verdy 1991
illustrated by Marcia Brown

Today is Charlotte's first day of ballet class.  She's very excited.  We have her black leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes all ready.  This summer we read this book over several nights at bedtime.  After each story we looked up the ballet on youtube and watched some of the dances.  I think that really made it come alive for Charlotte.  The stories included The Firebird, Coppelia (which I think was Charlotte's favorite and the ballet we saw performed was amazing), Giselle, Swan Lake, and the Nutcracker of course.

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