The Gallery: Talent

As soon as I saw this week’s Gallery theme was talent, I knew exactly what and who I would be writing about.

My lovely girl.

To borrow a phrase from Abba, this mother knew she was a dancer before she could walk.

She would stand up at whatever it is babies stand up at and she would shake her be-nappied booty in perfect time to the music. And I knew she would be a brilliant dancer. From a very early age she was able to interpret music and express herself, choosing the right style of dance to fit the music.

My daughter has a talent that is hard to describe. She shines when she dances. You can’t take your eyes off her.

Her moves are sharp and clear. They are perfect. She smiles, she looks out to the audience – even if that’s just me in the kitchen – and she loves every second of it.

She started street dance on the very day she started school. And she shone from that moment. Her teacher immediately recognised her talent and she was placed in the middle, at the very front of the class. She has never moved from that position. She’s always the one to take the lead in every dance.

Daughter, Dance, Talent, The Gallery

At the age of 6, she started ballet – three years after most girls. Did that stop her from going to the top of the class? Of course it didn’t. Her ballet moves are captivating and so beautiful.

At 7, and in year 2, she started contemporary dance, the youngest in a group of kids going up to year 7. But she took the school’s trophy for ‘most promising dancer’ that year.

At 7 1/2, just a year ago, she started tap dance, with girls of her own age who have been doing it for years. On Saturday she took her grade 1 exam. Having seen her practice in the kitchen, I know she won’t have just passed that exam. She will have come out with at least a merit. It might be quite new to her, but it seems she has as much talent for tap dance as she does for all her other dance styles.

It wasn’t learnt, it didn’t come from either of her parents. Her talent is all her own. And I am so proud of her for it.

PicMonkey dancedaughterCollage, Daughter, Dance, The Gallery, Tap, Ballet

Linking with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme ‘talent’.

"Sticky

 

Also linking up with Loud ‘n’ Proud at Not My Year Off.

Mum of Three World

Author: Sarah Mummy

Share This Post On

28 Comments

  1. Ahh love this proud mummy post. She sounds like she has a very natural flair for it and really enjoys what she does. Love the pics too with all her outfits and workouts. She’s going to be just as tall as you!

    Post a Reply
    • Thanks very much! She really does have a natural flair 🙂
      I don’t think of myself as tall, but I think she will be about my size!

      Post a Reply
    • Thanks very much 🙂

      Post a Reply
  2. Such a very talented girl…..Fantastic photos!
    You have every reason to be so proud of her x

    Post a Reply
    • Thanks very much. I really am very proud of her 🙂 x

      Post a Reply
  3. You have every right to be proud of your brilliant daughter… here’s hoping she carries on with her classes for a very long time x

    Post a Reply
    • Thank you! I really do hope she carries on with them for a long time, it’s such a lovely talent to have! x

      Post a Reply
    • Thanks very much. x

      Post a Reply
  4. Awww, so lovely. I loved dancing growing up and was so grateful to my folks for driving me to classes, rehearsals etc. (and stitching on sequins in the middle of the night for shows!). Your daughter will carry her dancing days in her heart always. Beautiful.

    Post a Reply
  5. Awww, so lovely. I loved dancing growing up and was so grateful to my folks for driving me to classes, rehearsals etc. (and stitching on sequins in the middle of the night for shows!). Your daughter will carry her dancing days in her heart always. Beautiful.

    Post a Reply
    • Stitching on sequins is dedicated! If it ever comes to that, I’ll have to get my mum to do it!

      Post a Reply
  6. Lovely post, my daughter loves her dancing too but recently decided to give up ballet and concentrate on Modern and Tap…. and Netball!

    Mollyxxx

    Post a Reply
    • Good for her! That’s a nice combination 🙂 x

      Post a Reply
  7. wow what a wee star she is. I can’t wait to see you and her on Dance Moms x

    Post a Reply
    • Ha ha, no chance of that! She certainly is a little star 🙂 x

      Post a Reply
  8. wow what a wee star she is. I can’t wait to see you and her on Dance Moms x

    Post a Reply
  9. Why’s it taken me so long to get around to reading this post? I even love looking at the photos of your daughter dancing – that one at the top is just so cute! I am sure she will have come out of that exam with flying colours, making you both super proud. Way to go girl! x

    Post a Reply
    • It only took you a day! I think she will come out with flying colours, I’m keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂 x

      Post a Reply
  10. Pretty cool to have a horse rider! Kids know what they like and what they’re good at, they find what’s right for them. I really am very proud of her.

    Post a Reply
  11. Hello there, how lovely and what a wonderful talent to be able to dance so expressively-you must be so proud! x #ssamazingachievements

    Post a Reply
    • I am very proud! It is such a lovely talent to have 🙂 x

      Post a Reply
  12. Lovely post…brings back memories of my dancing days…the exams, the shows etc I loved it all… this is one of the few times that i wish I had a girl so that I could take her dancing!! Alas I have three boys who have no interest in dance much to my dismay 🙁

    Post a Reply
  13. how brilliant for you both! Must be wonderful watching her 🙂

    Post a Reply
  14. how brilliant for you both! Must be wonderful watching her 🙂

    Post a Reply
  15. Lovely post and pictures. Every reason to be very proud of her.
    Hope she continues with the dance as she gets older, it’s a great way of expressing yourself and keeping fit and flexible too. Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements 🙂

    Post a Reply
  16. What a fantastic talent to have.How amazing to be able to dance in so many different ways. I have found a baby ballet class near us, I really hope I will be able to take my little lady there #SSAmazingAchievements

    Post a Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Dancewear from Dancewear Central: Review - Mum of Three World - […] readers will know my daughter is a talented dancer, who enjoys ballet, tap, street dance and contemporary classes. But…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: