So this week’s Summer Challenge is all about taking advantage of all the great art, music, dance, and recreational classes offered by your local city, church, schools, friends, neighbors etc. Before I dive in to this post, I do want to acknowledge that every town is different and some of you may live in areas that offer minimal to no extracurricular classes; however, for those of you who do have access to free/cheap classes, I encourage you to take full advantage of them!
As an example, my mom lives in a very small town in Idaho (with a population under 200!). She is extremely social and happened to learn that one of the local high school students would be hosting a 4-day clogging class for children of all ages – and the best part, this class was FREE! My mom (being Grandma HIP, of course! ;) ) immediately jumped on the phone and asked me and my sisters if she could scoop up any interested grandkids for the week so that they could partake in this clogging class.
As you can see
from the pictures (unfortunately, my mom has not mastered the art of taking pictures with her iPhone; of the 2 pics that she took, one was super blurry and the other super dark – so please use your imagination to visualize the kids dancing :D ), my daughter, Piper, and my nephews, Hudson and Nash, jumped at the chance to hang out with their oh-so-loved Mimi for 4 days and to attend the clogging class.
Cost for 4 Days of Dancing Fun: FREE (now that’s Hip!)