It has been more than two years since Little T started twirling and leaping about, pretending to be a ballerina. We are waiting for her to turn six, or older, before enrolling her in ballet school. (I keep telling her that prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, who we watched in “Giselle” last year, started her ballet studies at age eight – at least according to Wikipedia!)
The Story of Swan Lake
Little T gave out a teeny, tiny squeal when I told her that we are going on a date to watch “Swan Lake.” It is a recital production of the Radaic School of Classical Ballet and will be held at the Meralco Theater on May 19. (For details and tickets, call Ms. Helen at 0915-1137108.)
Listen to the music
Truth be told, looking for a production of “Swan Lake” was really just an excuse to introduce Maestro Classics’ “The Story of Swan Lake” to my children! The CD deserves a review in a separate blog post, but let me just say that Maestro Classics can educate children and grown-ups alike about the beauty of classical music. We first fell in love with it with “Peter and the Wolf.”
|From the website of Maestro Classics|
The book by Random House is a collection of ten popular ballet stories that include “The Nutcracker,” “Giselle,” and Little T’s favorite, “Coppelia.” Told in a dramatic style, it is a perfect, though quite long, read-aloud.
Study related topics
We’re now on the lookout for real, flying, or just waddling swans. I don’t know know where we will find one but for the meantime, we are content reading about white and black swans in our small encyclopedia of animals and other online sources. We also made this fun swan craft. I downloaded a swan coloring page and handed Little T some cotton, glue, and crayons!
Dance to the music