Floaty pink dresses, spins, sparkles, high pitched voices, and a teacher addressing you as a ballerina. What could be better? (Hint: imagine you’re a four-year-old girl.)
Still, it’s interesting to watch. Miss Amelia, the teacher, pitches her voice a constant octave above normal, reminding one of a tinny barbie doll (in sound, if not in look), but she’s no pansy. There is a set of twins that don’t focus very well and are often off in left field, so-to-speak, yet she handles them with grace, charm, and command….and all in falsetto! The girls don’t even realize they are being managed. She’s brilliant.