Thursday, January 5, 2012

Twirl 'Til You Make It

It's the time of year when ballet dancers begin auditioning for summer intensives--a must for aspiring ballerinas.  My homgurl's first audition is next week, and she's hoping to spend a month dancing in one of the following programs: Houston Ballet, Ballet West, Maple Conservatory, Washington Ballet, or Pacific Northwest.  We're saving School of American Ballet for next year, when she has a bit of experience under her leotard.

One of the requirements at every audition is that you have a head shot and a pose in first arabesque.  She's been practicing her poses in front of the mirror, and this Saturday our good friend Jill will be taking her pictures.  We can't wait.  Here's a video of an up-and-coming ballet dancer.  Don't you love her?

Here's a blog filled with useful summer intensive information, just in case you'll be auditioning too.


  1. Oh, I hope it's Ballet West. I'm a huge ballet fan, and she IS lovely.

  2. Ballet West is our first choice. We can live with family, and their program is solid. Maybe we should come live with you:)