Sunday, August 23, 2009

2009 Ballet Summer Intensive

Within 8 hours of us getting home from our vacation... life started again! It was good though! Steve started a brand new job! Steve liked his job at Teleperformance, but decided a while ago it was time to leave. Being the amazing man he is, he waited till he got another job to quit. Well, with the economy the way it is.. it's pretty hard to find a job right now. But he did! He now works at Direct Pointe as a Desktop Installation Technician. If you want to know what that is, then ask him, but he will be doing quite a bit of traveling.. which is cool and not so cool too. Anyway, we get better benefits and higher pay... and he's learning a lot about computers.. he is very happy!

Anyway, so I sent him off to work at 9am and then I got ready for my annual .....

Ballet Summer Intensive!

This year we did pretty much the same thing we did last, but we added a few new things! We did T-shirts and we had a little showcase to show parents what we had been working on, and then we had a pool party! Many things went aray as they normally do, but it turned out good!

These are all the girls! I love you all!

This isn't all the girls... but most of the girls that did the workshop on pointe... they are the toughies!
Schedule Every day went like this:

  • 1:00-1:45 Pilates
  • 2:00-3:50 Ballet Technique
  • 4:00-5:00 Ballet Repertoire
  • 5:00-5:30 Dinner and Ballet Movie
  • 5:30-6:30 Modern
  • 6:30-6:45 Stretch and Goof off (basically stall till we got the guts to put our shoes on!)
  • 6:45-7:30 Pointe Technique
  • 7:30-8:00 Pointe Repertoire and rip our hair out!

Yeah.. that is a TON of dancing! The girls were so amazing about it though.. they were so tough! I'm so proud of all the hard work they did that week!

On Saturday we had our pilates as usual and then we had Shayla Bott come to teach us a master class. Shayla has been a teacher of mine off and on for a while and I value her SO much! She taught me so much about musicality and she has helped me get back into school and she is actually the one who referred me to Alexis for this job! I owe her so much so I was so happy that she was able to come teach my students and me!

After that we had dinner and then we got ready for our showcase. The girls danced their dances SOO well! I was VERY proud of them! We did a dance called the paper dance. Throughout the week we wrote different things down on paper, goals, things we have learned about ourselves, and letters to people who mean a lot to us. We drew pictures to represent our feelings and danced with them. In the actual performance once we finished our dance we handed our picture to the person that helped us this week. It was very special!

We took our ballet dances from Paquita! We did the Mazurka and we also did the wedding variation on pointe.

This is me talking to the parents about how good their daughters were... I can't believe I started crying!
Then we had a pool party! (it was on and then it was off... and then back on again... crazy rainy day!)

Doing the Hundreds... actually slapping the water!

Oh... and I teach Cousin It!Just kidding... She's actually going to be a model someday! (Love you Savanna!)

1 comment:

Elise said...

WOW ! Great photo's ! thanks for posting

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