November 21, 2012

I haven't posted in a few months although I wish I had. Life has been rather hectic lately, but it's nice; I enjoy the fast paced lifestyle.

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with this blog- I feel there isn't much use for it anymore. Perhaps I'll keep it as some type of online journal.


July 11, 2012

something i learned today - day 1

While watching one of my new favorite shows, Dr.Oz, I learned that watermelon is not only a great source of vitamin C, but it also improves your immune system. There are a few other benefits of eating watermelon such as the fact that it lowers your chance of developing Colon cancer. After learning all of this, it felt pretty good eating a slice or two of watermelon (but hey, I would have eaten it anyway, watermelon is one of my favorite summer treats)!

 Something else that I learned  today from personal experience is that you sound INCREDIBLY funny when you talk when you first get a retainer. You sound all nasally and...just odd. Note that I said from personal experience... :|

June 16, 2012

everything will work out in the end

I was so worried about my dance recital. It ended up going really well. I was worried for nothing. However, my piano recital didn't go as well as I thought it would. When I got up to the piano for my duet & solo, my hands were shaking uncontrollably. My piano playing was horrendous due to this. Which was really frustrating because I had practiced my songs so much & had both of them memorized. I was incredibly embarrassed.

Everything happens for a reason.

While that is one of my motto's, I honestly can't figure out a reason for why I played so badly. I'm putting my piano recital in the past though because it's finals week. Woo-hoo.
 I just have my French reading, writing & listening, math and English. Then I'm officially done. Now that is something to woo-hoo about.

April 27, 2012

costumes, costumes! //recital\\

/ Image credit here This of course is not my costume. \
Ah, the long-awaited dance recital costumes are here! I'm so happy.
If you don't know already, I take ballet, jazz, and modern.

I have memorized all of my recital dances except for my jazz one. Lets just say that I don't have the best memory in the world...but, I'm really nervous. I just haven't memorized my jazz dance in it's entirety! I don't really think it's my fault though, because my jazz teacher hasn't even finished choreographing our dance. My modern and ballet dances were finished weeks ago. But no, of course we haven't even finished jazz yet.

We had to show our jazz dance to the advanced jazz class because our classes run at the same time. Their dance was amazing. Ours was incomplete. 5 minutes before we had to preform it in front of them, our jazz teacher told us to just do some combination from a previous dance. Previous as in a dance we did in September.

Yeah, well, preforming in front of the advanced jazz class was a disaster.
Not very fun. At all.
I was embarrassed.

Our jazz teacher says we'll finish up our recital piece with some fouetté turns and leaps. Kinda yay-ish? 
Click here if you want to watch some 7 year old girl do 32 fouetté turns!

I'm excited for the leaps. Leaps are my strong point. Fouetté turns...not so much.

/ Image credit here This is a pretty irrelevant picture. But it's just so beautiful.

I love my ballet costume. It's just so pretty. In the catalog cut-out, the model wore a little crown on her head. I kinda wish we got to wear a crown, because then we would all really feel like princesses. Oh well.

While I was wearing my ballet costume, Ms.Pear complimented me. She said "Oh look how beautiful." Hearing that from her, well, my smile rose to my ears. Ms.Pear is a strict ballet teacher, but she is kind hearted. 

My modern costume actually looks better in person than it did it photograph. Yippee. 
It reminds me of the ocean with it's different shades of blues and hints of white. 

Just a few more weeks until recital.

This will be my first recital at this new dance school! 

This year went by super fast.

April 9, 2012

what i love about pointe

I love pointe.
I love feeling greater than myself.
I love feeling beautiful, like a real ballerina.
I love feeling taller!
I love the sense of being "advanced" compared to the younger students.
I love the challenge.
I love how even the simplest of steps look delicate.
I love performing on pointe (I haven't yet, but I will in June).
I love when Ms.Pear says that we're doing so well on pointe.
I love pointe.

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P.s. I love how Spell Check says that "pointe" is spelled incorrectly when it's not. (I'm kidding. I don't really love that).

end of the year recital

Let me tell you a story (or rather, copy and paste this from my old blog)...
I'm Caity and dance is one of the biggest parts of my life. I hope to continue my appreciation of dance throughout my entire life, no matter what career I pursue. I started dancing around age 4 in a ballet/jazz/tap workshop class. As time went on I stated to take the styles in separate classes and experimented with hip hop. At age 10 I started ballet after a substitute dance instructor suggested seeing I had some sort of potential. That class I had some strange, random sense to point my toes a lot and to dance with poise. I truly believe that is the reason for the teacher suggesting I being ballet. I took ballet for the next three years. At the end of the 3rd year, my mother and I came up to a decision: this dance studio was not right for me. They were more recreational and did not stress technique or anything much at all. It seemed like most of the girls in my ballet class (which was very few) were only there because of their parent, or because they needed to be in that class to be able to have a solo. No one wanted to admit that they loved (or even liked) ballet. And most importantly, their one and only ballet teacher was practically paralyzed and could barely move. Not very suited to teach beginners ballet.

And so that following summer, right after the yearly recital ended and classes were over and done with, my mother and I started our search for a new dance school. A close friend of mine suggested a certain dance school relatively close by. I signed up and took their summer classes. It was refreshing. I started fall classes taking ballet (FINALLY GETTING ON POINTE!!!!! Exclamation necessary), jazz, and modern. At this new school we DANCE, take advantage of Opportunities and perform. But most importantly, in these few months that I've been here, I've learned more than I had all 3 years at the old dance studio. I'm continually developing better technique, more grace, flexibility, and oh so much more.

Now that that has been sorted out, I'd like to inform you that the end of the year recital is coming up. It's at the beginning of June...2 MONTHS!

I'm terribly nervous.
I don't want to let down...(what shall I call her, I need some sort of code name for the owner of the dance studio I go to, the lady who is also my ballet teacher...ah, I'll call her Ms.Pear).

So, I don't want to let down Ms.Pear. How could I let down Ms.Pear?
Well, since I'm still sorta new to the dance school, I feel like I'm not fully one of them yet, like I need to prove that I am. I'm afraid I'll mess up on stage or worse not even make it to the recital for whatever reason?

I need more confidence before June.