Yesterday, March 19th, was Father’s Day here in Portugal. So, this week, at Backstage, we have Father’s Week. The students can bring their fathers to class. I must admit I wasn’t expecting anything because I teach ballet and we all know how difficult it can be to convince a man to go to a ballet class. But, I guess, all it takes is their daughters smiles because, my Baby Class today was full of little ballerinas and their parents.
It was really fun to see some of them really scared as they were walking in the classroom. I had to assure them they wouldn’t do pirouettes or splits. I just told them that, in a pas de deux, a man’s job is to make the women shine brighter so, their job was to make their little girls shine!
What a fun class it was… Fathers emerged into my fairytale class and really commited to make their daughters happy, they helped them walk, skip, run, jump, fly… And the girls couldn’t be more happy!! It was such an amazing class, a great experience, for me as a teacher, and also for the girls and their parents.
In the end, as I give them stickers for good behavior, they also wanted to reward their fathers 😉