Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ballet Class

My Golden Hours

It's my ballet class! I have been studying ballet since I was really little. I'm Russian- and Russians tend to love ballet! Since I moved to New York City, I've been studying at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center. During the school year, I have ballet class on four days a week, even on Saturday mornings! I'm in Girls III- you can tell by the color of my class's leotards. I'm hoping to move up to Girls IV soon, where I'll get to wear a hunter green leotard. I'll also get to start pointe!

Inky at the barre

I practice all the time, because I have to make sure that my muscles stay strong. During the summer, I have off from ballet school, but I still try to do practice at the barre as much as possible. Luckily, Violet also take ballet classes, so when I've visited her, I haven't fallen behind.


This fall, I think I am going to audition for the Nutcracker for the first time. I've gone to see it both Christmases that we've spent in New York, so I know that it's a really big deal. If I make it, it will be a big commitment. There are rehearsals for months, plus performances several times a week for a little over a month.

Have you ever been in a performance? Were you nervous? Excited?
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