Not surprisingly she woke early Saturday morning. It was finally dance day! Charlotte excitedly dressed in the required ALL pink dance attire. Including the leotard and ballet slippers I had searched long and hard for. We even managed to pull her baby fine hair into a "bun" as was the required hair style of all dancers.
And we were off! We arrived at the Park District building a few minutes early...for pictures of course:)
Class was to start at 9:10. We were slightly confused as to why we were the only ones in the dance studio. But we had fun playing around by ourselves. By 9:15 we were concerned. We trudged our troops to the front desk to discover that Charlotte's dance class had been cancelled. For the entire semester. Surely we had been contacted the front desk person insisted. Um no. I would have remembered that! She was appropriately apologetic.
But an apology just wasn't going to cut it for me. Because my 'mama bear' had come out in full force. My little girl wanted to learn to dance. I had promised her a dance class. There needed to be dance class. Sorry wasn't good enough. I needed a solution that involved Charlotte dancing (and NOT in our living room). Because I certainly didn't want to break her little heart!
Thankfully the dance instructor entered the scene at this moment. Miss Kim. She saw my distress and offered to help. She would allow Charlotte to join the 4 & 5 year old pre-ballet class that had not been cancelled. This class began at 9:55. This I could live with. Miss Kim said that if Charlotte did well she could continue for the semester.