Estella took ballet for several months. She would still like to be, but I didn't love many things at our last studio, so am looking for another one right now. After seeing her in awe of the girls dancing 'en pointe' I decided to show her my old ballet shoes. She loved them so much she wore them all afternoon, even while practicing the piano. She took them the next day to school for 'show-and-tell.' I love that she loves them so much. I love dancing and the discipline, strength, and expression you can learn through it. I worry about the focus it often puts on physical appearance and weight. It is so amazing the different way you view things when you are a mother and your child is participating!