Thursday, September 29, 2011

Feeling fall

Well, i have been quite busy. Ever since ballet/teaching has picked up i haven't had much time to myself. My days are really long on the nights i am teaching and i go into automatic mode sometimes just to keep up my energy! It's very draining dancing all day then teaching all night. ( I end up demonstarting basicly everything to my students) I like being busy, but it's also nice to have some 'breathing' time. Today i have just that! We worked about 10 days in a row because of our outside free shows the past two weekends. It's nice to now have a day to catch up on cleaning, laundry, and just resting.

Dracula rehearsals are about 3 weeks in and i feel like we are in good shape. I remember last year we were struggling to finish up the third act a couple of days before opening night. I have mixed emotions about the show. I'm excied to be performing the role of 'bride of dracula', but i'm also a little bummed that i didn't get to do Lucy again this year. I had so much fun with that role last year and felt that i really gave it my all. My director was perfectly nice in explaning that although i did a really good job with the role, we don't have strong enough boys for my height. She pulled me aside to have a meeting with me personally to make sure that i wasn't upset and to let me know that it had nothing to do with how i danced. Im still a little bummed, but i understand where she is coming from. It just leaves me a little nervous for Nutcracker. I am worried that she will take roles away from me that i have worked really hard to achieve. I hate the feeling of being casted down. Why work so hard if i'm just going to be ignored and easily replaced? Anyway, these are my conflicting throughts. I pray that this won't be the case with upcoming productions. Im just going to be

working hard and pushing myself until then.
I hope everyone is well!!
~Sara~

3 comments:

Barbara said...

Beautiful photo! Have a wonderful time dancing in Dracula...though you didn't get the role you'd like, trust me...the dancing career is over much too fast, so enjoy it while you can!

xx
Barbara

DMB said...

I do sympathize with the disappointment! And yet I agree with Barbara..every performance is precious. And teaching...don't demonstrate too much. Pick a student to demonstrate each exercise while you say it. It really keeps them focused! While your sore muscles rest. Try it...(I've worked that kind of schedule often).

Sara said...

Barbara-
thanks! i am very grateful to be still dancing for sure :) i wouldn't trade it for the world...even if it's not the part i was hoping for. I do enjoy what i was given and will dance the heck out of it haha.

DMB-
That is a good idea! It would help them to demo for the class. thank you :) and i'm sure my muscles will thank me as well haha.