|The finale of my Austrian waltz.|
I hope I don't scare away the guys because I'm talking about ballet. I mean, don't read this if you don't want to, just don't leave for good okay?
But really, it's not a girly thing-- it's just that girls do it more than guys. However, we do have two boys at our ballet school right now, so there. ;)
Anyway, my sis and I were just in our ballet school's spring performance, called Passport to Dance, which was, essentially, a series of dances from several different countries. At first it sounded like ultimate boredom to me. That is, until we actually started rehearsing.
Sis and I were in an Austrian Waltz and a Hoedown from the US of A. Both dances were super fun and relatively hard, which was good. By the end of the Hoedown I couldn't breathe. There's a lot of jumping and fast movement, so it tuckered me out ;) The waltz was more of an endurance thing.
We rehearsed for about two and half months, I think.... and we learned everything pretty quickly so it was more a matter of cleaning them up than learning the dances. Our waltz costumes were amazing, and one of the moms did it all herself. She took our Grade 6 leotards and skirts and made them totally fancy-shmancy epicness :] And we got gloves and hair pieces that looked like they were made out of diamonds...... but sshhh.... I think it was just plastic ;)
EDIT: because Helen (read her comment on this post) insisted, here's a pic of her and I. Most of my right arm is cut off, but whatever. My leg is turned out, at least... kinda ;)
EDIT EDIT: Now my mother is complaining. (read her comment on this post.) Here's a really pretty pic of my dear sis. She's in the middle:
Okay, moving on...
Our Hoedown was a polar opposite dance, but super fun. The big cowboy hats we got were covered in white paint and kept chipping, so afterward it looked like we all had a dandruff problem or something. Haha.
The countries were: England, Holland, France, Austria, Italy, Eastern Europe, Asia, and then USA.
|The second Italy number, O Solo Mio.|
Italy, by far, was the funniest. The US had the most dances and was probably the coolest, though a dance or two from Asia were amazing :D
I swear, this was the funniest number EVER.
^^ And this one was one of my very favorites, put to a song by Yanni, which was insanely awesome.
There were three girls but at first you could only see two of them. And then they slowly moved away from each other and it totally looked like a flower opening up or something. A-mazing :D The rest of the dance with the other company girls was super cool, too.
And this is the finale of our Hoedown:
All that to say it was very fun, and I'm sad it's over.
But hey, at least I have more time to write now!! heeheeheee...