Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Is Unexpected

Demon Baby has decided he wants to study ballet.

That sound you hear?

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.

That other sound?

His father shrieking.

Me? I'm looking into classes.

In the meantime, it occupies him for an hour a day, listening to music and spinning, leaping, and so on.

And for the record, this is like Alvin Ailey modern-dance sort of ballet, I think. The kid seems to have a natural affinity for the athleticism.

I'll try to make a YouTube video.

In the meantime, in a life of many speechless moments with Demon Baby, this one caught me off guard.

I like that in a person.

10 comments:

pita-woman said...

That's a big WOW-factor if ever I heard one!
Has he been staying up to watch Dancing With The Stars and decided he wants to be the next Derek, Tony or Max?
I can't wait to see his video!

Natasha Fondren said...

That rocks! You posted a video of him dancing ages ago. He'd be a great dancer!

Melanie Avila said...

Pita-woman made me forget my comment when she mentioned Max. *drool*

I'm curious to hear what happens the first time he encounters tights.

Erica Orloff said...

pita-woman:
He breakdances. Usually naked. But this is different. He picks out specific music (Spandau Ballet, for example), and then he shuts his eyes, clutches his heart so he can "be" the music, and then does this amazing dancing.

There is a long tradition of Latino male dancers and many Latin ballet companies. One never knows.
E

Erica Orloff said...

Natasha:
I have to have my Baby Girl shoot him.
E

Erica Orloff said...

Melanie:
Yeah. I do think tights might freak him out since he is a bit spectrumy about materials touching him.

Cheryl Kauffman said...

That is awesome!! He did do a great job dancing to Lady Ga Ga. Maybe this is his secret ploy to get lots of girlfriends.

Richmond Writer said...

Tell your husband Baryshnikov was built! He was no sissy. Oh and football players often take ballet because it helps with their balance.

Nadine said...

I think that is awesome!! And ballet will come in handy for years to come, whether to increase his agility in sports or just providing him with a better posture. (and it will probably improve his ninja fighting skills).

Let us know what he thinks of the classes!

fakefrenchie said...

You go, Demon Baby!