I took my boys to a trial class at a local dance studio this weekend, where, thanks to my oldest, they both got quickly recruited into an all-boys hip-hop class. There are times, I think, when you can tell the difference between when a child (or anyone) just likes something and when it is something they actually have a passion for. Perhaps “passion” is too strong a word for someone so young, but to see the enthusiasm and the starts of passion cultivated is really pretty awe-inspiring. Growing up, music always had a place in my family, and even though it has morphed to fit our quirky little family, it is still just as much a cornerstone. I love that my boys can express themselves through music and movement. There is something so raw about being able to connect with someone else’s art in a way that resonates through the body– inspiring it, moving it. Seeing my children experience that is nothing short of amazing.
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions. ~Jacques Barzun