Month: January 2016

Swan Rehearsal

We had our first Swan Lake rehearsal today.When we got there, seven girls were missing, one of whom was also a cover, which left us four covers with six spots to fill. We sort of went by height, and then just left the other two spots for later.I was the cover for my friend Adrienne,…

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Friends in the right places

My friend, Jacie, (Cheyanne’s mom) told me yesterday that Gaynor came out with a 5 box shoe, and that the local dance store had them.Now, I don’t know how long they may have had the 5 box available, but regardless, the risk would have been rather great to just get them blindly. Anyway.My friend Abby–the…

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Also

Ms. Munro spoke to me yesterday.Asked me if I was okay. Asked how my knees were, mentioned how I never do jumps.I explained why I didn’t do them in class, but how I still marked and learned and can do them if needed. How in such a fast paced environment I tend to forget the…

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Swan Lake Casting

I’m not a swan.I’m cast, but I’m not anything exciting or impressive.I have many thoughts and feelings towards this, mostly of disappointment and confusion. But I’m trying to put those to the side for this post. (As “Fight Song” decides to come on my Pandora)I’ll make the most of it, like I do every time.…

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Progress and regress.

In our V’s class yesterday, we did barre a little differently.Typically, we do combinations that are quick or complex. Instead, Mrs. Alex had us do simple combinations with a lot of repetition. She had us focus on proper technique, rather than just trying to get through the combination and move on. I really enjoyed this…

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Swan Lake Auditions

Swan Lake auditions are now behind us.(we survived, thank God.) Friday night, Annika and I stayed at the Munro studio after the class I assist to work on a project she has for school, as well as a few things for auditions. She helped me with my chaines and jetes and the darn tombe, coupe,…

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Small Studio

I may have mentioned before, but on Tuesdays–now that I stay through both hours of the VI’s class–I noticed that the small studio was open while Julie had the advanced Jazz class in the big studio. I asked Ms. Munro if I could use it to work on things when no one was in it.…

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Classes

Whatever my stomach is doing, it’s sure having a good time.I was only able to make it through the first part of class yesterday. I wanted to quit before the first part was over, but wouldn’t let myself. I knew if I could just make it through, I could sit out the second part, and…

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New semester

Classes have started back up for the new semester.Our first class, the V’s class, was taught by Ms. Munro since our normal teacher wasn’t there.I really liked this. I love a good Ms. M class.She didn’t go easy on us, which was good. She corrected my arm placement, which I’ve now been trying to be…

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Really living.

I’ve been thinking about Swan Lake.Doing little conditioning things that are actually feasible for me and aren’t so overwhelming that I avoid them. Making certain choices that will help me in the long run. Releve-ing at work while I prep for tax season.My goal is to be a Swan.Not some watered down version of a…

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