Last few hours

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As I savor these last few hours left of Spring Break, I recall:

how much chocolate that I have consumed in such a small time frame…

the 30 hours I spent in a Drivers Education classroom…

camping with my family over the weekend on the waterside…

and remembering how fast it has gone…

What a week!

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5 DAYS & Winter Break

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It is now official… Winter break has arrived, and it will be 2018 the next time that those studio doors will open. To celebrate the holidays, we played “Secret Santa” and exchanged anonymous gifts with each other. I just want to take a second to thank my Secret Santa, whoever you are, for the incredible peppermint chocolates and adorable coffee mug that you have given me. 🙂 I LOVE IT! I wish all of my friends a wonderful winter break, and I am looking forward to seeing you all again when we return. It has been a great year, and I am excited to see what the rest of this season has to offer. Happy Holidays!

THERE ARE ONLY FIVE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

Work in Progress

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Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, a new contemporary work by a guest choreographer, as well as trying to recall our modern piece from the previous season (originally set for the college project) has definitely kept us incredibly busy this past week! Now that our long Christmas break is approaching, we are rehearsing long hours to try and put our shows together on time. We will be back onstage very shortly after we return!

*Speaking of Sleeping Beauty, I don’t think that I have revealed the casting yet. I am very pleased to announce that a very good friend of mine will be dancing as Aurora in this magical February production! I am so excited to watch her perform this role and shine her talent under that spotlight. I received the Canary Fairy, peasant corps de ballet, and waltz corps de ballet. There is so much to do, but I am super excited to see this ballet come together. I think that it is going to be a great show!

As of right now, I think I am going to sit back and enjoy this weekend… Where is my hot chocolate and fuzzy blanket? 🙂 The countdown to Christmas has finally begun.

23 Days

Road TWO Thanksgiving

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I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is just TWO days away!

I am so thankful to spend all of this free time with my family and visit my grandparents for the week. It is so nice to step away from the everyday craziness and finally get rid of the sleep deprivation that had been haunting me for months. After three hours on the road, Thanksgiving is only TWO days away

We are on the road TWO thanksgiving, are you ready?

Long Weekend

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As much as I love dancing the amount that I do, it always feels great to take a few days off to let my body recover… It feels so good to sleep in, knowing that I have the whole day to sit around and do absolutely nothing. I love uneventful days when they come around, because those kinds of days happen only a few times throughout the year. I am going to head out of state tonight with my family to take advantage of this long Labor Day weekend. We are heading up into the mountains, so I will be SURE to snap a few pictures for all of my photography lovers out there. 😉 As of right now, I need to start packing…

Wishing safe travels for all others who are traveling this weekend!!

We Made it!

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“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”

~Bern Williams

After a long, hectic week of endless studying and school… rehearsals and dance…

We have finally made it to the week that everyone has been looking forward to…. SPRING BREAK HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!! Enjoy this gorgeous weather, and treat yourself right. Have a lovely break! 🙂

R-e-s-t

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No matter how much I love the studio, it is always so relieving to get a break… However, after two or three days off:

I yearn to return to the barre

I think about each second I spend off and dread the thought of wasting precious time… I watch as the clock ticks and regret not practicing to the tock. Anger rises up inside of me, and I shake with anxiety. “I must dance. I have to dance. I am going to dance. I WILL dance!”

On the other hand, I have learned that it is important to rest and take time off to let your body recover from the stress of everyday… Pushing yourself too hard for too long leads to injury, which will make you rest for a lot longer than just one week…

Rest… Rest my darling… Rest up now… Take advantage of this break now….