|Getting ready to dance Siegfried.|
I had a very busy weekend just gone. I had my first competition of the year and had been busy working on two new dances.
A new contemporary and a new demi-character.
I was so excited to debut them!!!!
I got a bit of a shock when seeing the size of the stage at the theatre which I have performed on so many times .......... it was so small .......... and I have grown soooo much.
I really had to concentrate on making my dances "smaller".
|Stretching and warming up.|
I was performing over three days, on Friday night I did my new contemporary dance " Running up that Hill".
The adjudicator commented "Beautiful flowing work showing good pathways...."
I was pleased with how I performed it for the first time and I was awarded 3rd Place.
Then I had my neo-classical "Cold" and was awarded 1st Place.
Wow, what a good first day!!!!
|"James" - La Sylphide Act II variation|
It was bright and early to the theatre on Saturday morning, first my little friend Emma danced her demi-character which was so cute and then it was my turn to do my Krackowiak character dance.
It was so hard to dance this dance in such a small space.
I practice it in a large studio.
But I was really happy with it and was awarded 3rd Place.
|Warming up for "Ameno"|
My barefoot dance "Ameno" was next, I've been playing with the choreography for this a bit.
Now I have three versions of this, and I like them all.
This time I danced version no.2 and got a Highly Commended (which is 5th Place). Very pleased with that.
After having a break all afternoon, we came back for the evening session where I danced my lyrical and was in the Senior Championship dancing two variations
The variations I performed were "Siegfried" from Swan Lake, and "James" from La Sylphide Act II.
I always enjoy doing variations as they may be short but they are just full on.
I got Highly Commended for my lyrical and "Most Promising Senior Variation Dancer". So cool!!!!
It was back to the theatre and ready to perform by 8 am. Oh boy was it so early.
To early in the morning especially as it was my birthday.
But I was very excited. I was about to perform my new demi-character.
I had kept it a secret. All anyone knew was that I was dancing en pointe.
My first time performing on stage, at a competition, en pointe!!!!!!!!
And I was performing as Miss Hannigan from "Annie".
|The lovely Miss Hannigan :-)|
It caused a bit of a stir and a lot of laughter as I like to do comedy demi-characters.
I had so much fun and it was over too soon.
But I had done it!!!!!!!!
I was awarded 1st Place. I couldn't believe it.
Last up was my classical and I really enjoyed dancing that and I managed it fit it quite nicely on the stage.
I came 2nd Place for that.
I found out later that I also had won the Encouragement Special Award for 11 years and over.
A great way to end my birthday.
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