As mentioned in an earlier post, we've registered Sophie for a combo dance/gymnastics class at The Little Gym - her first class will be on Monday. The dance component of the class covers both ballet and tap, which means the introduction of tap shoes into Sophie's wardrobe. Last week we went to a couple of different dance shops in London to have her feet sized and to compare prices & styles, then trying to be frugal I checked several resources for second-hand tap shoes - sadly, no luck there. When Sophie was trying on the different styles of tap shoes available the best ones for fit were either a matte-finish neutral tone shoe or a shiny black patent leather shoe... not surprisingly she liked the flashier pair! So, with her first class just around the corner we finally picked up her "perfect pair" this afternoon from The London Dance Shoppe. I anticipate the several days ahead will be filled with non-stop "clickity clacking" on the hardwood floors around my house!