Like most little girls, my Eloise LOVES to wear pink poofy skirts and dance, and there's nothing cuter than little girls dressed up like ballerinas and dancing around like fairies! I thought for Eloise's birthday party, perhaps I could transform our living room into a ballet studio and have a REAL ballerina come and dance with them. I contacted Noble Dance Studio (a Kalispell, Montana studio), and they put me in touch with Gabrielle who teaches "storybook ballet" to 3 and 4 year olds. Decked out in her own ballet costume, she guided the little girls through some graceful moves, let them dance to ballet music, and end with a pose.
The little sweeties just ADORED Gabrielle! Just look at their faces in the pics below! So cute.
After the ballet lesson, the girls dug into dark chocolate cake frosted in pink. (It pays to have a mother who is a professional dessert baker...mmmm!) After they consumed their slices, they went back to dancing...in a less graceful and orderly fashion. Eloise has been practicing her ballet moves ever since!
Photos: Brenda Ahearn
Cakes: Sweet Notions
Dance Instructor: Gabrielle from Noble Dance Studio