Just a few of the steps I have to attempt:)
In the few weeks left before the dance recital, well actually few days, the studio had been hectic. And, well, so have I.
As the lead in Cinderella, I have been spending a few hours on Saturday, since October, at the studio learning and rehearsing my solos and pas de deuxes (my spelling is not that great) in addition to my Tuesday and Thursday classes. Starting in April Saturdays were busy blocking scenes in the ballet in addition to my personal rehearsals. Then May hit. The studio has been in a tizzy, organizing special rehearsal schedules, finding costumes, distributing them, finding/making props, cutting music, and on and on. With May came the full ballet run throughs on Saturdays, but I still had to come in before hand to run my dances. I basically started living at the studio on Saturdays. Not that I minded. Then Friday evenings became scheduled with the after intermission dances: Tap and Jazz. For two and a half hours we ran the opening number, the teens Jazz, Hip Hop, and Modern Dances. Let’s just say that last hour and a half is killlllerrr!
Two weeks ago, we began our special rehearsal schedule. I am at the studio just about everyday of the week usually for about 4 hours a day. Monday 4, Tuesday 2, Wednesday I showed up at the studio to run my costumes in, Thursdays were the best because I was only there for one hour for Modern, a non tiring dance and then the Friday and Saturday madness. In addition to all these hours I had two more added one on Tuesday and one on Friday to run my pas de deuxes. Yeh!!!!
As this final week of rehearsals rush upon all of us, I can’t see a better way to have spent my weekends and nights than at the studio with a whole bunch of great people doing something we all love. I hope that these crazy rehearsals make us better on stage. As each week goes by, you can see the improvement of each person. Even though the dances may not be where Ms. Doris wants them, they are a lot better than when we first blocked them.
Well, off to wash the glitter from dress rehearsal off of me!