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Hi, Julia reporting here.
What an amazing summer term it has been at ballet4life; all classes have been well attended and greatly enjoyed by all!
We were fortunate to have our term extended for one extra week by our inspirational Director Donna, which enabled us to really have a treat that broadened our ballet horizons!!
Mark and Beatrice were to be our teachers and we were scheduled to enjoy alternate classes of ballet and contemporary dance. BUT...the highlight of the week arranged for us by Donna, and taught by Beatrice, was to be the choreography from the Ballet 'Raymonda', act 3, last Variation.
This dance, then demonstrated by Bea was alluring to watch, the music captivating and we were, to say the least.......apprehensive!! But primed to give it our best inner ballerina shot! So over the next allotted days of rehearsal, we swayed and whirled back and forth, and clapped our hands in a similar fashion to that of a cymbal player in an orchestra, (but hopefully with more elegance!!)
Working together in a group but giving the dance our own individual twist, encouraged us to be confident and really go for it, and by the final day we all felt as if we had achieved our goal, and are now ready to stand in if ever we get that call, (joke of course!) Seriously though our admiration of ballerinas has grown immensely in the last week. They are ace!
Photos from our Spring Showcase, courtesy of Linda Shaw.