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Daily Auditions

During warmup at rehearsal on Saturday, Ms. Munro made a comment. She said that during auditions, we really present and give our all and look our best, yet when we have class and rehearsals, we do less than that. She said we should do our audition-best all the time. Pushing our limits and working hard…

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Beginnings

It is clear that learning a part as complex as the Swan corps is way more difficult as a cover than as an actual swan. I sometimes find myself wondering if the girls know how lucky they truly are to have their place set and sure, not having to worry about what the other groups…

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Thoughts.

Yesterday’s advanced class was…something.It wasn’t bad, it was just super crowded (we were only missing one person. That never happens.) and there were some complex things given to us, and that’s when Ms. Munro thought it would be a great time to watch us all. I feel this innate pressure to prove myself, and having her…

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Retrospect

Yesterday, a friend I’ve known since Instep made a comment.She said she was talking to a girl who was part of her dance group at the local university (I took pictures of them back when they were still in school) around Nutcracker and how impressed she was when she told her I was the Rat…

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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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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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Feast of Sharing

Now that I’ve officially embarked on eating my weight in junk food–which is totally logical since we don’t have class for a few weeks–I figured I’d take a second to give y’all an update. Today we had a promotional event called Feast of Sharing. It’s an annual event here locally put on by H.E.B., a…

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