So this was my schedule
- mopping my studio’s floor at 8:30
- pilates at 9:30
- competition rehearsal and class 12-2
- snow rehearsal 2:30-5
After falling at least once a day for the past week, I went on Discount Dance and bought some more Slip-No-More (liquid rosin) myself. I had to go early and mop it onto the floor :/
I stunk in my variation rehearsal today :( I did Flames of Paris and I was messing up everywhere.
So then we had a marathon rehearsal of snow for 2.5 hours.
When I was Clara last year, I had two entrances in snow, and I came in on a sleigh at the end. This year, I’m dancing the entire snow pas de deux with my Nutcracker prince, then going straight into the rest of snow.
I have 4 entrances with my prince and two solos, and the one is not just a little dainty solo. My teacher combined parts of different variations for this crazy, mostly pirouette combo that’s pretty short but when I come offstage from that I feel like I just ran a marathon.
then my next entrance, literally all pirouettes. like really my turns aren’t that good, i have no idea what my teacher is thinking O_O
and then i leave for 10 seconds then come back on for more promenades and partnering
then i leave for 20 seconds, come back do some more lifts, then a final pose with me in a penchee, which they’re thinking of changing to a shoulder sit O_O can i remind you that I started pas de deux like three weeks ago.
in year’s past, my studio’s Nutcracker has been about Clara traveling through the land of Sweets with Fritz. brotherly love
this year it’s a love story. between me and this kid who I kind of dated and he was kind of my first kiss…
So I was trying to work on acting all in love and we were running through all of snow one last time. I was determined to try my best, put my soul into my dancing, and do all the lifts right.
It was all fine and dandy, then I do a simple jeté en tournament (tour jeté thingy)
i slammed down, landed on the side of my hip, and just totally face planted
it stung and i have a bruise, but it wasn’t that bad, but I was just so terrified and shocked and gaaah so I kind of started crying :’( it was really embarrassing. i was just being hormonal and scared but my coach ended the rehearsal and everybody was like ARE YOU OKAY and my prince was all trying to make me feel better
It was that moment when you just want to be alone, you know. I really didn’t want to cry. I wanted to get back up, laugh and finish the pas de deux on a strong note. but no, i had to be a drama queen and burst into tears :/
and then my nutcracker prince awkwardly hugged me and i went off to dinner…
long story short: i will now cut the satin off the platform of my pointe shoes and be more careful.