It's not long now until exam time so I 've been doing lots of practice.
I have my contemporary and two jazz exams, plus medal tests for jazz, ballet, contemporary and tap.
I was very sick on the weekend, couldn't get out of bed at all. I caught some bug that was going around, luckily it only lasted 48 hours but it meant I missed exam practice, the boys master class with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and going to see their latest production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.
I've been having a look through some videos of the old dance school productions I have been in. Some of them are so cute and some are just so funny. I will have to convert them all and put them up on You Tube.
Here is one I had already put up a while ago from 2009 when I was with Kapiti Dance Centre.
Colours of the Wind
And here's another old video that we just put up on You Tube, from 2010.
It's of 6 dancers from the RNZB, they dance first and then it's us kids. I'm the skinny one dressed in black and wearing ballet shoes. Loved wearing my ballet shoes, now I prefer to dance in socks, no shoes.
This was part of The Nutcracker season, and I was lucky enough to have one of the children's parts in The Nutcracker. It was such a great experience and I knew then that I wanted a career as a ballet dancer.
Ballet at Te Papa 2010
I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane