Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Goals

     Hey guys! So here's an actual post, maybe with something you want to read. I've been working really hard to get my finals at school done early so I could leave for my summer intensive. Well, now I'm here, so I have time to fill you guys in.
     I have no idea what to think so far, I just got here and I haven't started taking classes yet, but what better time to decide what I want to get out of them? So here are my summer goals thus far, most pretty reachable, some a little more difficult. Enjoy!

Summer Goals:
                      1) Flat froggy (turnout stretch)
                      2) Improve left oversplits, start on middle
                      3) Consistent triple pirrouettes on right side, consistent doubles on the left
                      4) Improve extensions at least 20 degrees, especially left front
                      5) Improve ankle flexibility!
                      6) Learn as much as I can from everyone here!
Hopefully I will be back soon with more info, but for now that's all I have time for! Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to comment down below and let me know what your summer plans are!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Spring Fever and Recital Prep

       Oh my goodness, I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. Terribly sorry about that.  I will most likely not be posting any more videos because the process takes forever, I'll be gone all summer without editing software, and right now things are so busy that I probably shouldn't even be doing this.
       In happier news, school is almost done for me, which means that i can stop worrying about grades (for a few months, anyways) and start focusing on dance full-time. I leave in 23-24 days, and I could not be more excited. Actually, I don't even know if you could call it spring fever anymore, since it's so close to summer.
The gorgeous Christina Ricucci, taken by David Hoffman (Sharkcookie).
      Things have been getting crazy up here. This is my busiest time of year, between recital prep, finals, AP tests, an SAT, extra rehearsals, and summer intensive preparation. We only have 1 more week before our 10th Anniversary Recital, and my teachers are going nuts preparing us for it. I have Pointe shoes on twice as long as I normally do, and it's definitely taking its toll (and making me regret the classes I missed at the beginning of the year...). My favorite things in the world right now are my Ouch Pouches, my water bottle, my Bloch booties, and my trash bag shorts, perfect for keeping warm when I'm not needed to rehearse.

Good luck to all of you with your own shows coming up, be sure to let me know what you're up to in the comments below!