Today is performance day. Two performances, in fact. Last night we had dress rehearsal on the stage. I have never ever done this before.
Bright lights. Oh my. I didn’t know what to expect, and I had been afraid of being blinded and getting a headache like I do if I’m out in the sun without sunglasses but fortunately, that didn’t happen. We’re supposed to have blackout after one of our dances but it wasn’t very dark, so the effect wasn’t very dramatic and we can just forget about sneaking off stage unseen. haha.
Help! I was so wobbly. I was shaking at one point too while we were holding a position (this has never happened.) Miss Experience said it was because we didn’t warm-up. I’m hoping that’s all it was, but I did do a little bit on my own, plus I was warming up and stretching throughout the day. I thought my shakiness was nerves for being on the stage. Turned my ankle a teeny bit once. Started to go the wrong way on one of the choruses but quickly corrected.
Don’t want to be full of negatives. As a whole, we all did ok! And today is going to be even better. Can’t wait!
The little dancers were so cute. One of my best friends has a daughter in ballet and play and when they were dancing to their second song, I ran over to her and said,
“Is this a free dance (as in no choreography?)”
That’s so awesome! What a wonderful idea. And they were so lovely in their thin, flowing below-the-knee skirts. A free dance wouldn’t work for any age group, any song, or any costume, but this all came together perfectly. And of course even though it was a free dance, they are showing what they’ve been learning in class.
Being in the performance is a little bit different for me than just being a ballet mom who takes pictures at the rehearsals. I hardly got any photos at all. boo! My dad was there with his camera, so hopefully, he’ll share his photos. (hint hint)
I’m off to conditioning this morning. It will be a good start (well 4 hours into my day) to my day. See some of you in the audience at 3:00 or 7:00.