For months, I had been dreading the day that my parents would hand me the keys and let me drive alone. I never wanted that pair of knowledgeable eyes to go away as I maneuvered a vehicle on the road. It is a huge responsibility, and I understand the risks that are associated with it. Now, I have passed my drivers test with a pretty good score, my confidence has definitely gone up (not too high). 🙂 Even though I am still uneasy about this milestone, I am ready to begin this new adventure as a licensed driver… Wish me luck!
With lots of twists and turns (literally), this past week was definitely an adventure. From taking my college dual enrollment exam to setting my very own choreography on a group of outstanding dancers, it definitely put me through a lot of stress.
Despite of all it all, I am absolutely elated to know that the hours of late-night studying/ preparing actually paid off, and I have exceeded the standards on my college entry exam. I am really looking forward to starting this upcoming school year as a dual enrollment student at the college, and it is going to be an awesome experience to take on-campus classes (working around my studio schedule).
Nonetheless, I also learned that choreography is much harder than it may appear to the eyes of the audience. A dance takes a lot of work to create, and there are many moving parts to keep track of at one time. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to work with such talented peers, and I appreciate their patience and ‘flexibility’ tremendously. It truly is amazing to see a vision actually come alive. I am very pleased with the result of this piece, and I think that it will definitely be something that the audience will remember…
Wow, I apologize for my lack of activity on WordPress this past week! Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to read your posts or write my own lately. Not only that, I had to read and write so much for school that I temporarily lost all motivation inspiration to blog; however, I am back now! I should be able to “balance” my schedule a little better after working a full weekend, and I hope to be super active next week to keep you all updated on the pre – performance posts (as usual). I have no doubt that I will have a lot to say and rant about as the weekend looms closer. I hope that you all are doing well. Happy Saturday! 🙂
*Also, good luck to all of my friends competing this weekend! After all of the hard work, I have no doubt that you are going to shine under those lights. I am super excited to hear the results, and I will keep you in my prayers.
*As you may already know, I submitted a poem to the America Library of Poetry a few months ago… I truly wasn’t expecting much, because I was competing against 50 ENTIRE STATES OF COMPETITORS. Out of the thousands of poems written, they notified me that they want to publish my poem in a book called, Treasured!! They said, ‘less that 20% of the authors we read will have the honor of seeing their work in print.’ I am absolutely elated to have been chosen for this, and I am looking forward to the placement results on September 30th… I am hoping that I make it in at least top 20. I love poetry so much, so I am getting very anxious for the results…. I will keep you all updated, and I will post my poem for you all to read in a few days! 🙂
It has been an incredibly busy week, and so much has happened since my previous post on Monday. I have decided to list a few important updates that you may want to know about before we finish this exciting season…
*First off, I just found out that I have been selected to take part of “The College Project” that will be performed in three weeks. A dance major came to our studio to audition dancers for her school choreography project, and I am so thankful to announce that I was once of the five chosen for this piece… 🙂
*Secondly, I was asked a few days ago if I could fill-in for an injured dancer in an upcoming showcase. I happily accepted the offer, and I greatly appreciated the choreographers trust in me to learn the dance on such short notice.
*Lastly, we finally finished our corps de ballet dance that will be performed in a festival this upcoming weekend. Our in-theater rehearsal is on Thursday, so check back for exciting updates and photos!!
Due to my lack of posts, I have done you all are great favor and pretty much summed up everything from this past week into categories so that I don’t bore you with my rambling…. 🙂
Auditions- I received my results back from the Sarasota Ballet, and I made it into their summer intensive program!! In addition, I completed my very last summer intensive audition for this season today.. It was for the Chautauqua ballet, and similar to Boston, it is INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT to get into. I am not expecting anything, but I am praying that I make it.
Sweet 16 Party- Last night, I went to my good friend’s sweet 16 birthday party!! It was so much fun, and I loved celebrating with sweets and dancing.
Upcoming- My newest sibling is due in TWO WEEKS and my birthday follows exactly 3 days after… Nonetheless, rehearsals for a dance festival, competitions, Beauty and the Beast, and a night of variations showcase are all yet to come!! This season isn’t over yet!!
Enjoy the Super Bowl 2017 tonight!!!!!!!! Sorry for such rambling! I am hoping that I will be able to keep up with posting more in the future. Thanks for your patience; I appreciate all of my wonderful supporters and followers here on Maysa Rose. 🙂
78… was my audition number today out of the large group of beautifully skilled dancers. 78…. is the number I wore while dancing through this audition every step of the way… 78… is the number I took home with me after the audition, while snapping a bad selfie in the car… NUMBER 78 is anxiously waiting for results of today’s Boston Ballet Summer Intensive audition…..
*Also, for those of you who are regular readers here on Maysa Rose, my results for Nashville’s audition came in last week!! I got accepted into their summer intensive!!! I should hear back from Boston in just a few days… I am kind of nervous to hear back from Boston Ballet, because it is super difficult to get into and it was definitely was not my best audition… Wish me luck you guys! 🙂