Well it’s all over!! Our dance recital was yesterday, and man was it a good time!!! I only have a few pictures from the day, which is kind of a bummer. I have all the memories though!
Pointe was the opening number. Talk about big expectations!!! I was so nervous. My legs were really shaky, but I tried my best to calm my nerves. Luckily, the girls I dance with are so encouraging. Well, the curtain went up and off we went! Once we got past the slower beginning, my nerves settled a little. It was a serious dance, so we didn’t smile. The task of not keeping my mouth hanging open to breath was the difficult part. My mom afterwards said I looked down a lot during it. I guess that’s ok….I was really nervous!
I then had the rest of the First Act to watch the other girls perform. The company girls are so amazing! They had a bunch of dances and each one was done beautifully. They truly are amazing to watch.
Then, came Act Two. My other two ballet dances were towards the beginning. They were only separated by 2 other dances, giving us just enough time to change. My Ballet 1/2 dance went great! I think I did a good job. I know I slightly flubbed up my one set of chaine turns, but it was because we had a small area to turn. I didn’t want to hit into the one girl near me, or push her into the curtain, so I had to adjust my turns as best I could. I felt the most confident in this dance, mainly because it was just below my skill level. Only a single pirouette, chaine turns, piqué turns, and a soutenu turns.
My last dance was my Level 2 dance. This was the dance I have been stressing over. I struggled with consistently landing all the turns. Other than that, I felt confident with everything else in the number. Well the time came….and I hit my double pirouette!! Even my husband said, “You hit your double turn and landed it so nicely!” Yay!! The other turns were just so-so. I know I came around out of each, but I think they were a little sloppy. The first set was a tour jete into an outside attitude turn into an inside pirouette. The second set was a tour jete into a double inside pirouette. That’s the one I think I flubbed a little. I also slightly flubbed my one attitude turn, boooo.
All in all, it was a great experience. I enjoyed every minute of it. I will eventually have a video from it, but until then I am lost to wonder what I really looked like!! Eeeekkk!
Thank you everyone for all your kind words and support!! It’s so awesome to have the support of other fellow adult beginners 🙂
Here are a few pics. The one is of Legal Ballerina and myself in our pointe costumes. Then the other pic is from us performing our pointe dance in stage. If you are looking at the stage, I’m the farthest on the left and LB is the next one in slightly in front of me. The last pic is of LB, me, and her little sis- who also danced with us!!