Tiny Dancers mostly like to spin around

Front from left, Tiny Dancers Emme Breeden, Merci Bennett, Sue Ellen Bensinger. Back from left Lilly Anne Feathers, Dylan Zanotti, Bailey Cruz, Hadasah Waters, Ashanti Anumene, Addisyn Dorough, Madelyn Hain, Ava King, Cariann Beatty and Camille Beatty. (contributed)

Front from left, Tiny Dancers Emme Breeden, Merci Bennett, Sue Ellen Bensinger. Back from left Lilly Anne Feathers, Dylan Zanotti, Bailey Cruz, Hadasah Waters, Ashanti Anumene, Addisyn Dorough, Madelyn Hain, Ava King, Cariann Beatty and Camille Beatty. (contributed)

By SHELBA NIVENS / Community Columnist

“What do you like best about dance class?” I asked four-year-old Addyson one day recently while visiting Dance South Studio in Chelsea.

“I like spinning around,” she said quickly.

Her mother Ashlei clarified. “She means in ballet. This is her second year and she dances around the house all the time. I took ballet when I was little and wanted her to have a chance to learn. And I thought, if she does ballet maybe she won’t be doing all these other kinds of dances when she gets bigger. She gets to be with her friends here, too.”

“And what do you want to be when you grow up?” I asked, to which Addyson answered just as quickly as she answered my first question. “I want to be a cheerleader.”

Of course, a cheerleader, I thought. What career could be more suitable for a girl who likes to spin around?

Considering the same question, four-year-old twins, Carrann and Camille, looked at each other puzzled, before agreeing that being a Mommy might be a nice thing to be when you are all grown-up. And from the smile on mother Cindy’s face, I knew she agreed.

As to what they like best about dance class, “Carrann likes the My Little Pony dance music, while Camille just likes to dance.

Tiny Dancer instructor Amy Morrow said registration is now under way for 2013-2014 at Dance South Studio.

Tiny Dancer classes are 45-minutes for three to five year olds, she said, and teach the introductory basics of ballet and tap.

“Dancers are engaged with music and creative movements along with emphasis on following directions and practicing self-control.”

“The Tiny Dancer classes perform a ballet and tap routine in the annual recital to demonstrate all they have learned through the year,” she said.

Dance South Studio also offers classes for recreational dance or company classes for students interested in competitive dance, and summer camps where preschool-age students are introduced to the Tiny Dancer curriculum. The 2014 recital will be Saturday, June 8, at the BJCC Children’s Theater.

See their website at Dancesouth.com. Call the studio at 678-4414.