A few weekends ago Henny Penny had a dance recital. One of the perks of living next to a University is you get to take advantage of the many programs they offer such as dance classes for youth.
My neighbor across the street introduced us to this dance program. Her daughter participated and invited us to one of her concerts.
I was so impressed at how the dance company allowed the little girls to be little girls. There wasn't the usual shaking of the hips and gyrating that you see today and wonder why we are teaching little girls to act like they are going to have careers walking the streets when they are older.
They start the children out teaching them to let their bodies move and flow with the music. Slowly they introduce technique.
So refreshing! When we went to this recital to see Henny Penny we watched other classes of younger children skip, and twirl, and hop, and more skipping........ little girls being little girls.
As I sat and watched and listened to their little bare feet pitter patter across the stage back and forth I couldn't help but smile and feel uplifted inside!
It reminded me of little girls playing princess or galloping ponies together. Things little girls should be doing.
In Henny Penny's dance number, the little girls were encouraged to choreograph their dance. They were broken up into groups and each group would come up with a series of moves. The teacher then put the moves together to make up their dance. The results as you will see is beautiful. Little girls being little girls.
I present to you Henny Penny's dance number: (sorry for the video quality..... it's lousy but you'll get the idea).