Wow! The end of the year crept up on me. Today I took my last ballet class with my mentor and it was good. I had some solid arabesque holds on relevé. It was overall a great class that I enjoyed and that I will miss having with my Mentor. For my normal class we did Hula and Tahitian dance instead- and that really works your lower back. Ouchies, I will be hurting tomorrow.
My Mentor retired officially today. This was her 50th recital, and I’m sad to no longer get to dance with her almost every day and see her face and see what she has to say about her day and how I’m improving, etc. She will be sorely missed by a lot of dancers.
Professional photos came in from the photographer that was hired for the recital last weekend. They got some decent photos of us in Baby Swans- including one where you can see my face of utter shock and dismay of my slip up. Yay! (/sarcasm) Despite the awful capture of my mistake, the following photos are pretty spot on.
I also had some nice sauté arabesques that I’m proud of.
Then the dramatic final circle. I’m the one in the center circle to the left, just in front of the person in the foreground.
Next, is my summer intensive! Probably the last one for a while as 2015 is the plan for our last hoorah before we “settle down as a couple”. Husband and I will be taking a big trip/delayed Honeymoon to Japan in the fall. Sigh… time to take it all in and try and savor it while I can before things change again.