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I haven’t done any WiiFit today… but I did the most exercise in one day than I’ve done in a long time. I’m still recovering after 45 minutes of Fitness Dance at Studio 10 Dance, and we didn’t even get the full hour (almost missed yet another week of …
I’m frustrated and confused right now. I intended on enrolling Sara Ellen in the jr combo class for fall, the one she enjoyed this summer. I’m not thrilled with the class but she likes and it would allow me to use a punch card I bought at a class …
I got a letter today, a xeroxed, though hand addressed copy, from Ms. McGehee. This is the second she has sent to R-MWC dance alumnae requesting financial help to save the artwork which has been sold to bring income. As an dancer she knows that the excitement of …
April 10 – 12 Randolph College Spring Dance Concert in Lynchburg, Va. 8:00pm in Smith Hall Theater.
April 19 & 20 Chesapeake Ballet Company does A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Snow Queen (or something to that affect).
April 25 & 26 Goucher College Dancers in Action Spring Concert
The dances for the L’Ecole de Danse recital have been announced. Let me show you some of the costumes.
Barbara’s Advanced Ballet – Pastorale
Story Ballet is The Princess and the Pea
Carol’s Advanced Lyrical
Carol’s modern. Some of us are wearing these gauchos instead of …
It has been a pretty eventful week thus far. Emily and I have found out the dances we are doing for the recital in June. Our oldest cat, Tuxedo (14 years old), is quickly declining in health.
Monday Sara Ellen and I took a walk up to the library. We also stopped into Blockbuster to rent Ratatouille and got lunch at Subway. The whole trip took about an hour. At ballet Emily and I learned that Carol’s ballet will be Balero, an abstract ballet with a Spanish flair. Instead of this dance Katie M and I will be dancing a modern dance choreographed by Kristi to gives the other ballerinas time to change. We were originally given the choice to do this dance with Kristi and her friend who is the current jazz teacher. Now… the dance will be a duet for Katie and I!! Monday afternoon we learned that Tuxedo, who has been suffering for a while from renal/liver failure was bleeding from his mouth. I found him in the basement with red on his front paw and matted fur. He didn’t have much energy and sat in front of the water dishes while I did the litter.
So this year’s dance festival is over. I am glad that I attended but it wasn’t as great as I hoped it would be.
First class Friday was Open Stretch with Lucy Bowen-McCauley. It was a full class, dancers of all ages. We did a lot of great stretches, some I’ve never tried before. Second class Friday was Open Modern with Thom and Christine Cobb. Again, very full with dancers of all ages. It was fun but I wish I’d been able to get the combination better that Christine taught us. I felt pretty good after both classes, loose and relaxed. But then I did not sleep well all and woke up early, sleepy and achy.
First class Saturday was Senior Int/Adv Ballet with Rhodie Jorgenson. The lights were dim and the wood floor slippery but the teacher was great. I stood with Emily and Carol (L’EdD teacher) and worked really hard. This time the level was more specific but still, several dancers had their own interpretation of the instructions.
Second class Saturday was Senior Contemporary with Calen Kurka. Helping him were members of his company. It was *really* crowded, maybe seventy or more. They led us through a few exercises to gauge our abilities, then they taught segments of choreography. It was fast, hard to see and very detailed, making it pretty frustrating to learn. By the end I just gave into the throwing myself around parts. Emily and I drove out for lunch and then I returned her for afternoon classes before going home.
I went back for Emily and pizza before the Artist’s Concert. Oh, boy, that did not go well.
Finally a day to mentally and physically recuperate from this last week (or two).
The dance performance was a really good show, but I was so exhausted and sore by the end. My ankles especially were so sore Sunday from a lot of pointe work after none at …
3 years since my last performance. In 2004 with Mustard Seed Dance Company.
8 years since my last L’Ecole de Danse recital.
10 year since my last ballet en pointe, with L’Ecole de Danse!
And yet Ms. Easter asked me to be in her ballet in place of another girl. Pretty …
Tickets for this year’s recital will go on sale
on Saturday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.
In addition, tickets will be on sale at the following times during the week of May 7 – 12.
Monday: 3:45 – 6:00 & 7:00 – 9:00
Tuesday: 10:30 – 11:15 & 4:30 – 9:00
Wednesday: 4:15 – …