"It's what I've always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun, the joy of dance." ~Martha Graham

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First Company Performance!

Woohoo! First performance, done and successful! We dance at a back-to-school fair at a Mall this afternoon, and it was great! All the dances were things from last year's Repetoire, so both my dances were from recital. In the picture above, we are doing the Character dance in the 'lovely' pink skirts...

It was REALLY hard to dance at the mall, the stage was super tiny, so we danced on the floor for some of the dances but it was still tight. I could hardly get through a little space (or window in dance terms!), and then on the next step the girl next to me accidently kicked me :P I know she didn't mean to, and it didn't hurt.

Then during tap, we had to do it ON the stage cause it's not nice to ruin the floor that wasn't made for dancing :). One of the girls next to me whispered to me that I should be careful because the floor was a bit slippery. I thought that was an understatement! I felt like I was gonna fall over the entire time! Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and I can't wait for the State Fair in September!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What's Up with Me?

Sorry I haven't been updating! I intended on posting about everyday of Company Camp, but learning so much choreography in such a little amount of time was stressing me out. It's much better now, so I'll update:

So we'll start with ballet. We are doing a dance called "The Seasons". It is absolutely gorgeous and elegant. Basically what happens is there are four short dances that make up kind of a "Mini Ballet". First there is a snow scene, and everybody wears white tutus and there isn't really a story line. Then there is a group of four shorter girls who pretend to be little kids in the spring. There dance is really cute! They do lots of cartwheels and little jumps.

Then the 4 girls grow up into teenagers in the summer, and then they do a dance as teens.

Then finally the four teens turn into 4 adults in the fall, and they do a dance. I'm one of the adults. It's funny cause my teacher keeps calling me "an older girl", but in truth, I'm one of the youngest girls in my company! We range from 12-18, and I'm 13. The only reason I play an adult is cause I'm one of the tallest girls.

Onto Modern. We are doing a really cool dance that is done as a duet. It's very slow and melty, but REALLY cool. It's hard, and I don't quite have it, but I'm close :o).

Lastly, we have Jazz, we are doing a dance to a song from West Side Story:
My teacher divided us up into 3 groups. Basically we did a group of higher level short girls, higher level tall girls, and the lower level girls. I'm in higher level tall girls, which I was really excited about, because some of my friends who are the same level as me are in the lower level group, so I feel quite proud of myself!  My group's part starts at 1:21, we got the hard part of the music cause there aren't a lot of counts.

And also, WE HAVE OUR FIRST PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY! We are dancing at a back-to-school fair at the mall! We don't know any of our dances well enough to perform yet, so we are just doing stuff from last year's company (which I wasn't in), and from last year's recital (which I was in!). I'm doing the tap dance and the character dance! Also, we are gonna learn a Cappoira piece (Brazilian Martial Arts, which is Martial Arts and Dance Combined!) next week! I LOVED Cappoira at dance intensive, and I'm excited to do it again!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My New Obsession

  Yup, like every other person at my dance studio. I am obsessed with dance moms... For those of you who don't watch dance moms, it's about a bunch of adorable little girls who dance at the Abby Lee Dance Company. Which seems like dance prison. I love watching this show. It's REALLY horrifying how competetive the moms are. For example, there is this one part in episode 4 where one girl gives another girl a hug and says "I love you Chloe" and then Chloe responds with "I love you to Maddie". Then you see there moms who won't even look at eachother. YIKES.

My favorite is Chloe.
She is very cute, but she's definitely NOT stuck up. There are some other girls who act like they are best person in the world, but Chloe is always nice to the other girls and not snotty.

In episode 3, they did a REALLY pretty acro dance! I love the costumes! Brooke was really good, I don't know how it's possible to do some of those move she did. I mean, I thought I was flexible, but then you look at Brooke and it's a whole other story!

Do any of you watch dance moms? Who's your favorite kid?