Last Monday was "observation night". Usually when Tatum goes to ballet class the parents have to sit out in the waiting area. There's not even a window to peek in at the girls. It's all top secret what they do back there. Since my sister had to work, I went as a fill in. Here are some pics for you, Carla.
Tatum really loves the class. I'm admittedly a little biased but I think she does really well. She listens and follows direction. Which is really saying a lot. Trust me. And she has really great form.... especially considering she's only 5. Seriously though. Look at the other little girls in the class. And look at that perfect little pointy toe. Oh... she's 2nd from the teacher.
The girl has some flexibility, no? Excuse the blurry pic. It was taken from across the room.
Again... perfect form. This kid is a natural. Well, I'm just saying.
She knows most of the moves by name. The teacher would call it out and she knew exactly what to do.
They're practicing for a recital. And Tatum knows almost the entire routine by heart already.
Who knew this tomboy would end up being such a girly girl? I mean being raised with 3 rowdy brothers and this is the only kid who suffered a broken bone so far. (Knock on wood.) But she loves to put on her toe shoes and dance.
I just love this last pic with her perfect little long legged ballerina body, her beautiful reddish-blond hair..... and her panties showing from under her leotard. It just cracks me up. :)