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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Little Tag

You've probably seen this tag before. Carolyn did it, Kellee did it, Karalee did it. So now I'm going to do it. I was tagged by Karalee and Carolyn, so I will be doing both questions.

11 things about me: 1. I am in charge of cooking breakfast for my family every Wednesday and Thursday.

 2. I got a blister UNDERNEATH the calice on my little toe last night during Pointe.

 3. I'm thinking of working on a new blog design. (hint hint)

4. I hate when lights are about to burnout, and they are flickering.

5. I have made $80 this month from babysitting. Good thing to, cause I need two new pairs of tights, a new pair of jazz shoes, and a new pair of pointe shoes before recital.

 6. I have a current obsession with decorating cupcakes

 7. I am trying to teach my dog to jump through a hula hoop.

8. I met Britt Nicole a week ago.

9. I have 5 more weeks of school.

10. I have to bring dinner with me to dance on Mondays and Wednesdays, because I have classes from 3:30-9:00.

11. My all time favorite movie is the original black and white version of Miracle on 34th Street.

Carolyn's Questions --Are you a dancer? We all know the answer to that.

 --Would you rather be an actress or a singer? Actress

--Do you like the Hunger Games? I haven't read them yet because there is a 53 hold waiting list on them at the library...

 --Who is your favorite singer/band? Britt Nicole, but I also love love love Demi Lovato.

 --Do you enjoy writing? YES! Poems, Songs, Novels, Short Stories, Essays, even Outlines. I love to write!

--Where do you want to live when you grow up? Not sure. Somewhere that I can open my own dance studio.

 --Do you plan on going to college? Yes, I want to major in dance, and minor in business, once again for my dance studio.

 --What do you want to be when you grow up? A rockette, then a principal ballerina, and then open my dance studio.

 --Do you own a sock monkey? No

 --Do you like to COLOR?! Yes, I love to color with the kids when I babysit.

 --Do you own any Sharpies? Yes! You can't be a dancer without sharpies to label costumes!

 Karalee's Questions:
-- What is your favorite thing to study in school? Reading, I LOVE BOOKS!

-- Do you take vitamins? Nah, I'd rather eat spinach with poppyseed dressing!

-- What is your favorite article of clothing? I like cute, loose, summer tank tops

-- Do you have a cellphone? If so, what kind? No, sadly

-- Do you sleep in complete darkness or do you like to have a little light? Complete Darkness

-- What is your favorite hobby (etc.)? Dance! Love it like crazy!

-- What is your favorite movie? I alreadysaid Miracle on 34th Street.

-- Animal Crackers or Goldfish [crackers]? Toughy, BOTH!

-- Visit Mountains or the Beach? The Beach!

-- What is your [current] favorite song? Gold by Britt Nicole

-- What is your favorite foreign language? Do you speak it? French, but all the French I speak is Ballet :)

My Questions:
-- What is your favorite kind of Cheese?

-- What is your favorite TV show?

-- Birthday or Christmas?

-- What's your shoe size?

-- What was your favorite book when you were little?

-- Favorite Birthday party you've ever had?

-- Who would you like to see in Concert?

-- Three things under your bed?

-- Worst Movie you've ever seen?

-- What is something you're looking forward to this year?

-- Event your are most looking forward to in the 2012 Olympics?

Monday, April 23, 2012

More Recital Stuff!

Recitals, you know how that goes.

From now until the show, I will be dancing 6 days a week. Which is the most I've ever done. Classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Then Rehearsals on Saturday. Well actually, as for Saturday it's a bunch of things.

This Saturday, we are dancing at a festival! I'm really excited, because we are dancing on the main stage, which is in the town circle in the middle of EVERYTHING, at 2:00 on a Saturday afternoon! PRIMETIME! *Fingers crossed for a HUGE audience!*

Next Saturday is our first lead cast run through! That is where the leadcast just runs the entire show. I'm really excited, but a tad bit nervous. It's my first year in the cast, and everyone is older than me (except the lead mice). Also, the director of our studio has never seen me dance en pointe. So she'll see me do that for the first time during the run through!

Saturday after that is Company Auditions. Not really anything to be nervous about. All they do is determine which company I'll be in. Hopefully I'll be in the top Company. :)

The next two Saturdays are more run throughs, then the next Saturday is THE SHOW!!!!!

So that's my schedule. As for a choreography update here we go:

Ballet: We are almost done, incredible since it's a 4 minute dance!

Pointe: I'm not exactly sure where we are at, but we are making decent time.

Jazz: I just remembered that I need to get one of my friends to teach me the rest of the choreography. I missed it for something exciting that doesn't have to do with dance (will be an upcoming post). We're doing very well though.

Modern: It's done! YAY! Very excited about that.

Tap: I have no idea what is going on with this dance. No Comment

Duet: We haven't started :P It's only 1:50, so it shouldn't be to bad.