Several months ago Matthew saw a hip hop dance competition on TV and was fascinated by it. He's been talking about wanting to learn to dance like that ever since. I bought him a couple of Wii dance games and he has loved them. Then right before his birthday I found a Groupon for six weeks of hip-hop dance classes at a little studio near our house.
When I signed up for the class they said it was a class for all boys. When we got there for the first class it was Matthew and two girls, lol. It was a pretty low budget operation and I wasn't super impressed with it, but Matthew has absolutely loved it. He eagerly awaits Friday afternoons so he can go learn to dance.
It was just a six week class and today was the last class so they had a short recital to show what they had learned. He was proud to show us his dance and it was really fun to go watch him. He's really not half bad at it for just a few lessons. I can't dance to save my life and neither can Shawn, so I'm super impressed that he has dance skills! :) He loves it and really wants to continue to take classes, but I didn't really like that studio so I'm considering letting him continue at a really nice studio near here. They train award winning dance teams and they do have all boy hip-hop classes. It's only $10 more a month to take classes from the nice studio than the small one we've been going to and it's a lot more professional, so it's kind of a no-brainer if we're going to continue. I just have to see if I can get him in because their session has already started.
Anyway, here is the debut of Matthew's awesome dance. :) He worked hard on it and I was really proud of him. He's an awesome kid!