My Happy Place

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I need to find my happy place,

where horses run and dolphins race.

Far away, through the sparkling rainbow beam,

external ideas are no longer what they seem.

I need to find my happy place,

where horses run and dolphins race.

Blocking out all realistic things,

and all that surrounds me are cotton candy filled dreams.

~Maysa

Unfortunately, I am headed to the dentist this morning to get FOUR teeth extracted so that I can receive braces in a week… It is never fun to get a tooth extracted, but it’s worse if you are getting four pulled in one day! I just have to keep my eye on the prize and think about how much better my teeth are going to look once this whole process is over.

Wish me luck today everyone!

T.V Series Obsession

Let’s face it, pretty much everyone has a t.v series that they are absolutely obsessed with. Whether it is Grey’s Anatomy, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Scandal, Little Big Shots, MasterChef, Dancing with the Stars, Pretty Little Liars, America’s Got Talent, or even Supergirl (just to name a few), there are millions of episodes that people are sure not to miss. To be honest, I am not that big of a couch potato, but there are a few seasonal shows that I am always absorbed in.

So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite shows that only comes on during the summer every year, and I pretty much watch every episode of it. Last night, I was watching the recording of day 1 of the Academy, and I was in for a big surprise… With almost 100 dancers, this outdoor celebration dance incorporated every individual style in as little as 3 minutes. The only words that came out of my mouth was, “I have to post this…” 🙂 Enjoy! Hopefully this must-watch boosts your mood and energy this Wednesday morning. Let me know how you liked this in the comments below.

New Week

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When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.”

~Edmond Mbiak

INCOMING! It is Monday morning again, and we have another full week ahead of us… No matter what this week brings, be sure to make the most of every moment and never stop smiling. 🙂

Have a great week!

IBI Summer Program

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Thank you so much International Ballet Intensive for everything that you have taught me and helped me with throughout these past few weeks. I have learned so much, and I can not even begin to explain how appreciative I am. For those of you who have not attended to IBI, I strongly recommend this intensive to be on your audition list next year… I got so much out of the training, and I am so lucky to have met five guest instructors from all across the world. THANK YOU INTERNATIONAL BALLET INTENSIVE! 🙂

http://www.internationalballetintensive.net/

*Photo taken of me warming up before class

Week 4 Performance

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Life is not a dress rehearsal. The curtain is up and your on, so get out there & give it your best shot.”

~Unknown

We are in the theater late tonight rehearsing for our two performances on Friday.

I have worked extremely hard throughout these past four weeks, so I hope that I am truly able to show my parents how much I have learned and grown. I am hoping that they will see a new and improved dancer, who has transformed into something better than before…

I am going to get out there on that stage and do my absolute best for my family, for my director back home, the director of this intensive, and most of all… for myself. 🙂 Goodnight everyone.

Helen, Georgia

 

Today was very adventurous for the 10 of us staying in the dorms! We decided to spend our afternoon at a cute little German town in northern Georgia. From the visiting the delicious bakeries and cute souvenir shops to tubing down the river, it was a great way to spend our very last weekend together at this intensive.

Have any of you been to Helen, Georgia? 🙂

Painting Pages

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The floor is the canvas, and my feet are the paint

Creating an artwork that opens the gate

for a million stories that simply await.

~Maysa

We are almost finished with WEEK 3 of the intensive! I am shocked at how fast these past few weeks have gone, and I am so thankful to have learned as much as I have within this short amount of time. It is going to be great to go home soon and see my parents again, but it’s going to be hard to part with these INCREDIBLE instructors. They are so hands on and focus on a lot of important technical aspects that are so important. I am going to soak up as much as I possibly can as I go into this last week. 🙂 Happy Dancing!