Shining the Spotlight on Lotte
“I have been very touched by the joy of dance I have observed in the Big Steps Little Feet classes. Lottie really loves dancing now and to my surprise has developed a real interest in ballet. The classes are loads of fun.”
CASE STUDY - LOTTE, 5 YRS
Lotte is the eldest of Daniella’s five grandkids. Before starting at Big Steps Little Feet, Lotte had done some swimming lessons but no other organised activities.
“An important aspect of my time with my granddaughter is to teach her self-esteem and confidence, and to help develop her interests and intellect,” says Daniella. “As a writer, I am also very concerned with imagination and narrative.”
Observing that Lotte is quite athletic and also seems to be musically inclined, Daniella decided to take Lotte to ballet classes for her physical and social development, as well as to help develop her musical appreciation skills.
“Having worked professionally in education and especially in the area of the education of women, I believe it is vital for girls to develop physical strength and the flexibility that ballet can bring,” says Daniella. “I think ballet teaches discipline and self-control, and this is also good preparation for school when she will have to learn to listen and obey instructions.”
Daniella says Lotte has made friends at ballet, and grown in her poise and grace.
“I have been very touched by the joy of dance I’ve observed in the Big Steps Little Feet classes,” says Daniella. “Lotte really loves dancing now, and to my surprise has developed a real interest in ballet. The classes are loads of fun.”
Lotte has taken part in two concerts so far and Daniella says she was very proud of how well she remembered all the steps. “I think she was quite happy with her own achievement, and her parents were as well,” says Daniella. “Her aunt and other grandmother came to the last concert and were very impressed not only by Lotte, but also by the whole event. It was really marvellous.”