Our granddaughters are involved with ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and lyrical dancing. Living out of state it’s difficult to observing them in dance classes and seeing their progress.This is when I wished I lived close to them . It’s fun being involved with my granddaughter’s interest, plus they feel such pride when I come to their performances.
This past fall, Ivie (eldest granddaughter) auditioned for a ballet part in the “Snow Queen” and was selected as a dancing flower. Every Sunday afternoon Ivie’s mom would drove her to the rehearsals. I give my daughter and son in law a lot of credit, driving 45 minutes one way to rehearsal.
Ivie’s personal time was so limited with school, dance and the additional dance rehearsals. This was the first time Ivie and I had very little communications with each other. I wanted to stay in touch, so I begun posting on Ivie’s wall on Facebook to keep up with how she was doing. She responded to my messages and we were able to keep connected and up to date.
Two weeks ago my husband and I went to see Ivie performance in Snow Queen. She played a part as a dancing flower.This performance had professional dancers and amateurs like my granddaughter. They had makeup artists to apply their makeup and beautiful costumes. The performance was at Herbert Hall in downtown Phoenix. A remodeled stage, small but pretty inside. We enjoyed seeing Ivie performance and she was so proud we were there.
I have found when kids get older, you must find what their way of communicating is to stay connected. So now when I am on Facebook I post a comment on her wall and she always replies. Stay connected it’s worth it!