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Monday, October 15, 2012

Toby takes ballet


We signed Toby up for a trial ballet class, and I was surprised (and secretly thrilled) by how much he loved it. His tippy toes and round belly were almost too much for this mama to handle. :)

P.S. Toby's first bike ride.

95 comments:

StephV said...

So sweet! I love the crown and cape!

The Egg said...

gah, i love this boy!

xo the egg out west.

macaca grava-por-cima said...

OMG... can our poor mum hearts take so much cuteness?

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

TOO cute!!

iamahoneybee.com said...

totally adorable! the cape is killer!

Lauren said...

So sweet! I love when little boys take dance classes.

Kirsten said...

That is absolutely precious!
It would be interesting to see how they conduct a ballet class for two year olds!

-Kirsten
mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

graceful nichole said...

This is too much! I'm melting into a puddle of love over here!

mod erin said...

oh my ....too cute, just too cute, have a boy the same age, seriously tempted, he walks on his toes most of the time anyway !

Ethaney said...

i LOVE his little pudgy belly!!! he is the cutest little boy ever. and his name just seals the deal.

ps: love that you signed him up for dance classes. love!

Jay said...

Oh my gosh - I love that Toby is taking ballet!

My soon to be 3 year old niece started this year and the photo of her in her tights was to die for!

Abbey said...

So sweet! I took ballet when I was little and loved it! Although from the home videos it looks like I'm not too sure what I'm doing.. haha Toby looks like he had fun!

Mrs. P Vega said...

I taught dance classes in college and the baby classes were my absolute favorite. I can't wait for my little one to take classes!

Erin said...

SOOOO CUTE!!!

Victoria said...

Ah! I love this! I have a son Toby's age and he keeps asking to take ballet. I work at a well known ballet school and he's obsessed with watching the classes. I will have to look into this class, thank you! Maybe Toby & Jack can be classmates ;)

Heba said...

that's adorable, not all mothers have the courage to let their boys take ballet class

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emelsealoving said...

As a grade-9 ballet dancer, more boys should do ballet! we need them, plus it makes them very fit, healthy and strong :)

The classes I took when I was very young are some of my earliest, and best memories <3

Desiree Fawn said...

Wayyyyy too cute :)

Ash said...

this is adorable! i hope he sticks with it (:

Briana said...

I can't wait till my little Alice (7 months) is old enough for ballet. And if we have a boy next (fingers crossed it happens soon!) maybe he'll take ballet, too! I think it helps so much with confidence and coordination and being a well-rounded little boy.

And I don't mean his adorable Buddha belly. ; )

laurenfoode.com said...

I am THRILLED that you had your little boy try ballet! Whether he becomes a ballerina or a football player or captain of the Mathletes, it'll help him endlessly. Ballet, especially when started at a young age, teaches kids discipline, patience, and respect for the arts. Go Toby!

jackie said...

oh my gosh, he IS too much. that's adorable :)

Eva M. Vázquez said...

That belly is definitly difficult to handle. So cute!!!

Martina said...

Too cute! xx

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

I LOVE IT! I def want all my kids to take ballet!!!

Nomadic D. said...

Oh my god too cute! Certainly looks like a fun class.

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Diana Mieczan said...

Aw...that is so fantastic:) He is melting my heart! xoxo

bendancin said...

I am so jealous that you are finding classes for him as young as he is. My son is 1 month older than Toby, and everything here in Utah is for 3 and up.

mary said...

That is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love the little outfits he has on!

ohdizzle said...

Oh my gosh! Toby and his crown made my morning 150% better!

VintageDanielle said...

He is so cute and look at that belly and little round face!

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Chelsea MacMeekin said...

I adore that you took him the ballet! I so very badly want to enroll our son when it is time!

Chelsea
www.hautechildinthecity.com

Stella said...

Cute!! I love little boy ballerinas. Plus, they are always in high demand when they get older.

Mersey said...

I am so pleased that Toby is taking ballet!! It's so good for kids-especially creative movement. And if he happens to stick with it, ballet offers amazing perks to male dancers!

Manda said...

So sweet :)

Go Tobester Go!
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Robyn said...

ohhh! so cute! the leggings are fab!

Lisa Fyfe said...

This makes me miss living in new york so much. So cute!

Marta said...

How cute! My son is 4 and he is taking ballet and jazz (the teacher is an American dancer who lives in Barcelona), all the little ballerinas want to dance with him because apparently he can turn around very well, ha, ha They're so cute! Marta
http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com

Erika said...

That's awesome! My husband thinks dance training would be a great start to my 16-month olds professional sports career... so we may be signing up in the future. (Not that I'm holding out hope for a pro career!)

rackmount said...

My 4-y-o son has been in ballet for a year, and loves it. I actually find it strange that there are no boys in his class. But he always loved watching Nutcracker on youtube (if you haven't see it, the Bolshoi has a series of highlights) so we thought we'd give it a shot.

Now, he spins around our house, pointing and flexing his feet, and using all the French words for the jumps and so forth. It's really sweet.

Here's the Bolshoi channel if you're interested.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBolshoi97#p/c/438A6F75BEDA3A92

erin said...

My son, Atticus, has been dancing (ballet) since he was 5 1/2. He is now 9 and this year will be his 4th Nutcracker with the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, in Los Angeles. He loves ballet and it has taught him so much- flexibility, discipline, poise, athleticism, a strong work ethic, follow-through, and how to talk to girls :-). I strongly encourage it!

anne taylor said...

what a little cutie!

Allie Shultz said...

Adorable! So awesome that you and Alex are already exposing him to so many different activities and experiences.

Monica L. Shulman said...

My daughter is taking ballet now too and she loves it. We go to the Downton dance factory and they have so many fun classes. I love how the class encourages the children to listen, move their bodies with poise and there's disclipline too. It's amazing to see 11 2 year olds listening intently and sitting quietly while the teacher is talking and giving instructions (plus they all wear the same uniform and what can be sweeter than that?). Plus our class has some classic two year old favorite like yo gabba gabba music, a parachute and time to run around and jump.

Sarah said...

Awww I don't think he could look any cuter with that outfit on. How fun! Go Toby! I can't wait to sign my daughter up for Ballet =)

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Y said...

his little tummy is the cutest thing ever!!! i love that he's taking ballet!

xoxox

Jill Turner said...

This is so sweet - it makes my heart hurt!

Xo Jill

bonnie f. said...

i love this!! so sweet! his tummy is THE cutest!!

Alexa said...

look at that tummy! seriously so cute.

and kudos to you for signing him up for dance! such a good mama :)

Eliza Jane said...

I love that you put him into ballet! My younger brother was in ballet, and then in gymnastics, and he used to love it.

Annie said...

Oh my word, that is too cute! I think my little guy would love it, too. I want to find a tumbling class or something as he just loves rolling around and dancing:)

igotsapoodle said...

Could his tummy be any cuter.

Like seriously.

:)

Mad Max and Family said...

Haha this is so cute! I wouldn't mind it ...but I don't think my husband would want our son to take ballet. We might try gymnastics next year though.

-Tara

http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

Maria said...

Wow that's different! Do you think he'll take it up??

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

mr toby will be very well rounded young man as he grows my nephew is the same age and he takes it and its hillarious because he just dances in a circle

by BUN said...

that little crown is just too cute!!

Tracey said...

I saw you and Toby on an episode of Nova Science on PBS yesterday! You were making him laugh. (Probably old news). It was adorable.

Reina said...

Oh this is so cute! My dance studio has a fairytale ballet class for little kids and its SO adorable to watch.
Ah, good for Toby! everyone knows ballet classes are where the ladies are ;)

Dalia said...

So adorable!

Joanna Goddard said...

tracey, i know! how funny is that? i had no idea until a couple readers told me, and i watched it over the weekend. :)

Joanna Goddard said...

monica, that sounds FANTASTIC. i'm going to look it up. and igotsapoodle, your comment made me laugh out loud.

thanks for all these sweet comments! toby will be chuffed:)

kati said...

these pics make my heart ache! aaaah! what a sweet boy!

Shannon said...

He looks so adorable! Where are his leggings from? I enrolled my 2.5 year old into gymnastics, but would have loved ballet. ;)

agnes said...

he's sooooo cute and soooo lovely!!!!!!!!! the cape is perfect!!

Catherine Masi said...

You've pretty much got the sweetest little boy. Oh my gosh...

Dana DeVolk said...

Ahh, that last side shot is sooo cute!!
<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

Anne said...

This is just too much cuteness. I can't handle it.

Jam Oblina said...

toby is so cuuttteee!!!!

JoKnows said...

He is too cute!

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melissa anne said...

This is adorable! I have been teaching my 2 year old niece yoga... its so funny to see how interested they are in imitating you. and a baby downward dog is too cute!

Lauren Knight said...

Awesome! I love a ballet boy! My oldest (who is now 5) begged me to take ballet when he was three, and he loved it (even though he was the only boy and by far the most... um... energetic?). Beautiful pictures.

Livyb said...

I can hardly stand that belly and those chubby little legs! I can't imagne being his mama! SO sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Sydney said...

That tummy, those leggings, I could just squeeze him (gently, of course! ;) ) So precious!!

Bela said...

Oh... my goodness. So precious!!! Ballet is fantastic for the little ones. It's great for gross motor skills, coordination and balance. It's also good to help develop skills such as listening, following instructions, recognizing rhythm, pattern and even some social cues. It is really great, besides exposing him to a different environment and type of music. Just fantastic! :)

(I did ballet for 8 years and I miss it badly. I've been away from it for over 10 years now and sometimes I still dream I'm in a ballet class or about to go on stage)

Jocelyn Pascall said...

So, so sweet. He is such a cutie.

Anne said...

That's so cute! And that first picture is fantastic!!

. said...

Awww cutest post ever!
I'm a ballet teacher and I have to say, teaching the little ones is my absolute favourite!
Just beautiful!

Miss Margarita said...

So cute!!!

Mariyam ABAG said...

Cuteeee :)

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Claudia said...

Your son is adorable! I love the movie Billy Elliot, really love it!

Cheryl Hurley said...

I'm pretty sure that's the most adorable thing I've ever seen. Boys into ballet get teased when they're too young to realize that they're surrounded by girls! I still have rad posture thanks to many, many years of ballet

Cheryl
http://thestylistquo.com

Marissa (treetop nest) said...

This is too cute!

Ana Louisa said...

This is the cutest!! I used to babysit in NY in my college days and I once took a kid to Mommy and Me Ballet (so fun if you haven't been to a class)—as we're waiting to be buzzed in, Chris Martin walks up behind me with Apple and asks if we're going to the same class! We rolled around in our socks with dream catchers to Little Richard. Best babysitting gig ever :)

Ana Louisa (grownupshoes.com)

Mina said...

Oh my word! How adorable! Love that you weren't afraid to put him in ballet. I think that is absolutely, positively, awesome! : )

Ann said...

So happy you have taken Toby to ballet and that you and he had fun. My son is 16 and has been dancing for 10 years. I always found that it was other parents who communicated some discomfort and passed it to their kids so your'e fantastic for challenging that nonsense. In past years my boy was quiet about his dance but now he is a proud and beautiful dancer. Despite people's prejudice, ballet is an athletic activity promoting great strength. My boy is developing a physique to die for and he loves the girls and they love him.

Flannery said...

My uncle that died before I was born was a fantastic ballerina. It's why I started dancing when I was younger. My dad said he wondered if his little brother was gay because he took ballet, but one day his brother pointed out that he got to dance with and throw beautiful girls up into the air and catch them many hours of the day. My dad then realized that he was the idiot... Toby's adorable, I secretly hope he loves ballet and continues taking it! (:

Katie said...

That belly! Oh my goodness my heart can't even handle that cuteness!!

andrea said...

what a great idea! ballet was my favorite thing for a looong time when i was a child, i did it for so many years i still put my feet together as if i'm in a ballet class. and i have two boys, stupid i never thought about ballet as an option! maybe we can wait for tennis...

N said...

That is so adorable!

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, Ana Louisa, that is quite a celebrity moment! and ann, your son sounds beautiful:)

Mariana said...

Oh my, he's such a cutie!! I can totally understand you! :) So cute.

didi said...

Toby is adorable! Love that you put your little boy in ballet class. I would love to do the same with our baby boy. I danced for many years and would love to introduce ballet to him when the time is right. I love the idea of boys taking ballet. I mean think of Mikhail Baryshnikov? Bravo for signing Toby up.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Sooooo cute!

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