Posts Tagged ‘ballet’

Practice, practice, practice

March 26, 2014
At the barre

At the barre

right foot

right foot

left foot

left foot

Pointed foot!  Whoa…...

Pointed foot! Whoa……

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

My pseudo last day

December 26, 2013
Explaining to Mum why I brought my ballet book home from the office.

Explaining to Mum why I brought my ballet book home from the office.

I told EVERYONE at the office that it was my last day today as we’re moving to another state.  I said goodbye to all my colleagues, my supervisors and my ballet instructor who wished me well and gave me my ballet book to take home so I could remember all the steps that I’ve learnt.  The only problem, Mum and Papi have just informed me, it’s not my quite my last day yet.  They’ll get a surprise when I’m back tomorrow then, won’t they?!

I’ve got spots and my sister has stars (in her eyes)

October 24, 2013
I've got spots, so I had to go to visit the doctor again today.  He said I have to stay home until mid next week!

I’ve got spots, so I had to go to visit the doctor again today. He said I have to stay home until mid next week!

Meanwhile Ana is wearing her crown today because it's ballet day at school and she figured this was how she could guarantee the the prima ballerina role.

Meanwhile Ana’s got ballet today, so she’s wearing her crown.  She figured this was her best bet for getting the prima ballerina role.

By Rafa.

 

Ballet recital

May 28, 2013
Mum and Papi were in the audience for my big ballet show today.

Mum and Papi were in the audience for my big ballet show today.

We demonstrated some skills we've been learning in class.

We demonstrated some skills we’ve been learning in class, such as battements

Such as échappé sauté

and échappé sauté

Then we performed our main piece.  Here we were sleeping bears in chairs.

Then we performed our main piece. Here we were sleeping bears in chairs.

We all got a flower at the end.

We all got a flower at the end.

And had to take lots of bows whilst the audience clapped and cheered "Bravo!"

And did curtsies whilst the audience clapped and cheered “Bravo!”

By Ana Lucia Ballerina.

 

 

 

 

 

After lights out

December 19, 2012

Mum noticed the tell tale slither of light from under my closed bedroom door way after Mum had tucked me in bed with the lights (temporarily) off and my eyes (temporarily) closed for the night.

I was in the mood for some ballet practise.

I was caught in a late night ballet practise.

And since I now had an audience...

And since I now had an audience…

By Ana.

The dance of the flies

November 2, 2012

My friend Arellia invited me to her special ballet class today.  She could bring a friend and we could dress up.  We dressed up as flies.

Arellia was a dragon fly and I was a butter fly.

Mum said she wouldn’t swot me!

By Ana.

Leotards, tutus and tights

September 25, 2012

It’s my first official ballet class today.  Mum has found it difficult to get me a leotard that is plain, long sleeved and in my size.  She bought me a leotard and skirt in the weekend but says we should return it because she thinks it’s too big.

I love it!  There’s no problem here.

It’s not too big. It’s perfect!  Twirl, twirl, twirl.

We don’t need to return it. I love dancing in it.  Step, kick.

I’m never taking it off. In fact, I’m planning on sleeping in it tonight.  Grand plie and leap!

But then Mum suggested we roll up the sleeves on the leotard and I wear some tights instead of the skirt.

OK. This works. I’m ready!

By Ana.

OBT and H2O at Director Park

July 23, 2011

The Oregon Ballet Theatre set their studio up in Director Park this week so Portlanders can watch rehearsals and join in on their classes.

I had to stand up on Mum to see the rehearsal because there were lots of tall people in front of me.

It was a beautiful day and so I couldn't resist playing in the water at the break.

After I got rid of my wet clothes and dried off it was time for the ballet class. We warmed up with plies.