Tweet MSDE’s annual recital, “Ballet, Boogie, & Broadway,” kicks off in just under 5 hours. We had an excellent dress rehearsal last night, I got to leave my costumes on the premises so I don’t have to carry them over there again today, I have all the correct shoes in my bag, and (hopefully) the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Not really. But I was interviewed by 4Dancers.org as part of their month-long feature on adult ballet dancers. Behold! You should read the whole series; all the dancers have really great, positive things to say. While you’re up, don’t forget to check out the “Team LaJack” page for tales of Dancing Stars rehearsal, and […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Tweet On Saturday, February 18, I went with a friend/colleague to see Twyla Tharp’s new ballet The Princess and the Goblin. Apparently its full formal title is Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin, which makes my teeth hurt, but I suppose one could argue that if you’re Twyla Tharp, you can call your ballets […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Last night, thanks to the mysterious appearance of the HBO channels on our cable lineup, I finally watched Black Swan. I approached the movie with extreme trepidation: because I get creeped out really easily and I don’t like to be startled, several people had told me I shouldn’t see it at all. But I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet YOU GUYS. In ballet tonight we started learning the Sugar Plum Fairy variation. For the first few minutes I did not think much about the fact that this experience represents a milestone in my ballet life. I was busy thinking “Oh, cool, Sugar Plum. Wonder if I will get to perform this at some […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet We had an amazing time at the Madison Studio’s annual recital yesterday. Nobody threw up or passed out, everyone remembered to throw away their gum before going onstage, and we all danced GREAT. (Okay, I may have kicked someone in the contemporary ballet number, but we don’t need to talk about that.) We had […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet This afternoon is dress rehearsal for the Madison Studio recital. Daniel and I are dancing 3 times: once on our own, once with our class, and once in the production finale. I am dancing 2 additional times: in my contemporary ballet class’s number (to Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose”) and then in that class’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet A body that is dancing tends to continue dancing unless acted on by an outside force. In the absence of outside forces (spring semester ended on May 6; congratulations, Class of 2011!), we have been dancing a lot and doing a lot of dance-related stuff in the last several days. Since I haven’t had […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Had an interesting conversation with a ballet classmate’s mother last week. She mentioned that she wants her daughter to stay in her current level for another year rather than moving up to the next class.* Meanwhile, I am supposed to move into Ballet Tech, which is nearly the most advanced class in the studio. […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.