Dance Mom

I don't know how many of you have seen the "dance mom" series on TV.  I'll admit I watched a show.... or two.   The girls are terrific dancers.   The mom's however.....   I was so appalled.  It was little league parents on steroids.

It's good to know that it's not the rule.  My daughter, Kelly, recently opened up a small town dance studio.  The kind that offers ballet, cheerleading, mommy and me classes and gymnastics.  The kind geared towards 4 to 12 year olds.  The kind that participates in the town parades.   The kind that will have a Christmas recital and a the end of the year extravaganza .  The kind that holds themed parties once a month.  (1st month was princess; 2nd month was a beach party).  The kind that's painted pink.  The kind that offers space for birthday parties.

There wasn't a dance studio in the town and in order for Makenzie to take dance/gymnastics classes, they'd  have to drive 30 to 45 minutes to a town who had one.  So what's a "dance" mom to do.......   Open one herself.    I had the opportunity to go up to be with her for her opening.  I had a lot of fun helping and I know the girls (and a few boys) are really going to enjoy it.

                                   The name is Vandalia Performing Arts Center.

Kelly is on the right and her good friend Ashley is a teacher and party co-ordinator.

The Dance Room

The Princess Jump House is for free time and parties.  So cute.

                                                               The Reception Room

Kelly offers bows, jewelry, t-shirts, flip flops and tutus

On opening day Makenzie was helping get everything spiffed up

                                            The first girls to arrive for the very first class.

Kelly, I'm really proud of your version of "dance mom".

   Thank goodness for small towns.   :-)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to your daughter for bringing dance to her community. The smiles on the faces of the little ballerinas say it all. The studio looks like a happy place for kids and dance moms. (real dance moms who love and support their kids, not the icky dance moms on TV)