can all the pieces really fall together in time for performance?

By this time two weeks from now, the marley floor will be cleaned and rolled back away, the costumes hung up. Two performances done. I have no idea what the next two weeks are going to look like and how on earth this whole thing will pull together especially when it involves Thanksgiving week and no classes or rehearsals for five days.  yikes!

Today’s rehearsal was rough. So many girls were missing. The music CD was shot and skipping all over the place in a few of the songs, we’re still learning when we’ll be on stage in the background and when we’ll be offstage..  And it seems like on my dance, yet another element was added or re-added today and I’m just not even sure if we’re supposed to do it or not.    Miss Beautiful Ballet Teacher, what say ye?  Are we going to detourne’ after that second pony before the arabesque?And if we detourne’, the weight will be in the back foot and do we just shift the weight to the front foot as the first step of the arabesque or is there another step in there??????

My music isn’t symmetrical and the cues are very hard to hear and it’s all just a little bit beyond my non-musical, non-dance background.  I’ve been put in a rag doll costume and told it doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect because we’re just rag dolls, mischievous and goofy. That does not make me feel any better about not ever ever having done the choreographed part of the dance correctly.

My husband said, “This is supposed to be fun and if all this fun is stressing you out, then maybe you need to have less fun.”

yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Panic is starting to set in. Just a teeny bit. Let me tell you who is going to steal the show: the cupid doll. Oh my word! A nine year old pixie in a pink tutu couldn’t be any cuter! Her classical dance is adorable.

 

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