It's evening. 8:30 and I just got back from Ballet IV. My toes are throbbing from wearing pointe shoes for two hours. I have switched to an older pair of shoes because I think they will help shape that arch that I've had trouble with. The shoes I had been wearing were good because the built up the strength in my foot and the flexibility in part of my foot and ankle. However, now I need greater flexibility and strength in the outer part of my foot. Plies (plee-ays) and these other shoes should help greatly.
We rehearsed this role that I tried out for and didn't get. I remember during auditions I was all confused as to what she had demonstrated, and while I still needed help with the beginning and certain sections, I pretty much understood a lot of the turning bits because we had done so much of that in the upper level ballet classes. I think attending class 6 days a week really does do a lot in get the brain and body work together. After 6 weeks. I am stunned at how far I personally feel I've advanced.
Dance Theatre Fairbanks hopes to perform in Los Angeles in 2009. We started rehearsing a pointe piece, which is not difficult yet, but will be if I don't get even stronger in my shoes. I have a year. I hope to get pretty close my January or February.
Other than that things are going pretty good. Tomorrow is the CWG submission deadline. I only have some edits to do before going to print. I should be able to turn something in by Saturday. It's tough to take care of everything on my limited schedule. I just have to remember to breathe often and take care to not to have many panic attacks.
In the past few weeks, I did manage to finish a piece of visual art:
Oddly enough, I also found this picture of myself:
Guess that's what happens when you sit at my husband's computer once in a while.
Well, I'm heading on. I'm going to get ready for bed and hopefully be able to get up on time for work tonight.