In excitement for my upcoming recital at the end of April, I thought I’d share the video from last year’s! It was my very first time doing ballet on a stage. When I was 6 I did tap dance which included a performance, but since I was so young it didn’t really occur to me to be terrified. THIS recital, exactly 20 years after my tap recital, rendered me nearly immobile with fear. I got through it though!
The title of the piece is Reflections and was choreographed by Julia Hollas. The music was Anitra’s Dance from the Peter Gynt Suite. Some of my fellow classmates had only been doing ballet for a few months at the time of this recital– what brave souls!! I think we all did a marvelous job. Let’s hear it for adult beginning dancers getting chances to perform on stage! It’s a rare chance, for sure. Getting to share your love of dance with others is just as important as learning to dance itself.
Putting yourself out there is scary– heck, this video was taken a year ago, and I can see tons of things wrong with how I danced (I’ve learned a LOT since then). I’m glad I did it. It was super rewarding! I am looking forward to this year’s recital even more.
P.S. I’m the blonde with the super light green leotard that starts second from the right at the beginning.