A new adventure for this family for sure. You would think that with a name like Shannon from the clan of Maloney that I would have tried this before. My children are not so happy that I have pushed for this adventure for them now. The oldest ones are happy that they are too grown up for me to introduce a new thing for them to try. I decided around Christmas time that I wanted the kids to experience this for this semesters PE. As luck would have it, the day after I started contacting Irish Dance schools around here the homeschool group was notified that one of the schools was offering a discounted introduction homeschool class for our Bread Of Life group. As you can imagine I was thrilled. This opportunity fell into our laps. The cost (for now) is a fraction of what it normally is so we will stick with this homeschool dabble-in-it version for the rest of the school year. Then if the kids have interest and talent we will decide the best way to continue. For now I have so enjoyed watching the kids jump around the house while keeping their knees in position and their arms stiff. Not sure where this will end up but I am most thankful that my kiddos gave it a try. My group even has some talent!
I will say that this was fun and I hope we can continue past our little trial. If you have Irish Danced and have had positive experiences please leave us a comment. If you have blogged about how much you loved your time dancing please send us the link. My kids need to see that this is a normal fun activity. It is way out of their comfort zone.