Recently I went on assignment to practice photographing children moving and grooving in their dance class.
I was invited by the ever creative Danielle to take photos of her energetic Wednesday group.
The great thing about this assignment was having the freedom to experiment with my camera settings without the pressure of a set brief.
The hour went so quickly and I had so much creative fun. It reminded me of when my own kids were little and I thought about what photographs I would have liked to remember their creative classes.
I went looking for magical moments. Some are featured in the collage at the top of the post.
Jumping, hugs with friends, delicate movement, jumping and concentrating.
I loved it when all the mothers made a magical tent for the children to reach after being on a magical carpet.
I was attracted to the close moments between caring mothers and their children and have quite a few photographs of that in my final set.
As I organised the photographs I found some children had a sequence of photographs that told their individual story of dance class.
I put a few of these together in collages and thought about how one could follow just one child in his or her journey through a dance class and tell a story that way. Another assignment one day.
Thanks so much to Danielle, her students and their mothers for letting me capture your special world. Will share a few more on the blog, and forward them to your class.