~Auditions! We've been having auditions for the Summer program and it's been a little crazy but oh so fun. On Tuesday I auditioned the cutest group of four year olds. In the beginning they were scared out of their minds, but by the end they were all hugs and smiles.
~I'll be honest: auditions are tough for me. I hate saying no, but it's part of the process and really is beneficial in the long run.
~ Our big show is later this month and, as seen above, our costumes are here! Well, some of them. The others are in the process of getting made. The kids were thrilled and felt so special trying them on. We've also been rehearsing with The Washington Ballet's Studio Company, as they are an integral part of the show. It's pretty exciting for the students to be dancing with them and quite inspiring.
~The Studio Company is company members who aren't in the company but perform with them, kind of like apprentices in a way. They are all fabulous dancers who perform at all the galas and special functions. They have a big show of their own coming up and, if you want to see them, you can buy tickets here.
~ I'm really proud of my ladies who just got en pointe. They have trusted me in the fullest and are giving their best all the time. I know pointe can be painful, but they're troopers.
~ In the last week, I've been given perfectly manicured flowers from florists, tulips stolen from a neighbor's garden, and a bouquet of weeds from a five year old's back yard. All equally beautiful to me.
I hope you all get some dance in your life today!