My family loves our local jazz and dance academy. We get there every Wednesday night together, although my kids have to go there more often for their dance classes and rehearsals. It’s good that we all have a place to visit together, although truth be told, I’m kind of glad that we don’t all actually participate in the same activities while we’re there.
My husband was a little dubious at first when I mentioned the place. I know he loves jazz, but he was a little shocked I wanted to take jazz dancing lessons with him. He was afraid I was looking for a way to turn it into ballroom dancing. Well, I actually not too fond of ballroom dancing anyway.
My daughters were stoked to find out they could take dance lessons with other kids their own age. They’re hoping to be cheerleaders once they get to junior high school. And, having a dance class in the same academy at the same time spares us a trip, carpooling, and babysitters.
At first, we thought we might need a babysitter for our son, who adamantly refused to check this place out and go with us. My husband just smiled and said he’d take care of it. Apparently he took our son to scope the place out, and when my son realized there were lots of girls there, he was all in.
It’s nice having a chance to dance with my husband at the jazz and dance academy without worrying about our kids. We know they are just down the hall and having their own fun. Somehow we’ve figured out how to have family time away from home without all having to be together the whole time. It makes a nice boost in the middle of the week.