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Dance camp week 1

 Week 1 was actually really good and had less pressure then my previous dance camp. Partly  because I flew in late so could skip the placement class. And also because it was a new group of people and I didn't have old drama, or the need/desire to please people.

The repertory was the most fun repertory I've done. It was the can can from Gaite Parisienne, and old ballet russe dance. And it had cartwheels, and the heel in hand while jumping around in a circle, and splits. It was crazy. After the piece was over I was  breathing really hard and my heart is beating rapidly.

The group was also unexpectedly nice and friendly... there were some talk about this camp being more competitive but it was actually really friendly and nice. There was kareoke night which was a blast.

I made two new friends, Marlene and Arisa and I really like them. And they both did multiple camps this year too, and are both here this week.

I'm having fatigue issues though. My feet are tireder much faster, which makes it hard to sustain demi-pointe. And the variation this week has a lot of bourrees.

The intense exercise is awesome. And it's re-igniting my love for ballet. And reminds me how much I love, love dance.

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pixellatedcake
Aug. 23rd, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
Ahhh how many summers now have I read your Dance Camp posts and lamented never getting to do it?! HOW MANY SUMMERS?! *weep* I think once I'm done with grad school and settled in a career though will be when I can finally do it. Plus I get to start taking pre-pointe this January! Yay!

Sounds like you're having fun! Please feel free to write more details and ramble on, I just eat up every word! :)
ripresa
Aug. 24th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
hahah, it's pretty awesome.

for the second camp we had 5 people from australia, 1 from england, 1 from russia and two from ireland.
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