When most toddlers would request to watch Barney and other cartoon DVDs, Ethan is currently displaying a rather *mature* and musical taste in DVD selection. What does he asks to watch almost every day?
The Riverdance DVD!
Riverdance is a concert performance comprising mostly of Irish tapdancing, with some great song performances as well as musical instruments. Ethan would ask to watch Riverdance and even better, he would imitate the dancers in the show. His favorite is Thunderstorm, a flawless tapdance performance that is performed without music. This is Ethan’s version:
Sometimes Ethan would invite us to dance along with him and at other times, he would also *sing* along to the songs in Riverdance. He also loves to dance to the music in the performance he refers to as the “instruments” track, a musical repertoire by all the musicians. Ethan would identify all the instruments, such as the flute, accordion, violin, drums, bagpipe and so on.
Ethan has definitely improved on his dancing skills to date, and he has learned to move his arms to the rhythm too. But the other day, when I was showing him his old videos, he still manages to dance in his back and forth manner!