Leaving Seattle for the big city

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Learning the New York Way of Life

First off, I would like to thank all the people who helped me out with my ballet. I really appreciate what you have done and am glad I made the choice to come here. When I arrived it looked just like Seattle, gray sky with clouds and rain. But when I got out a little more, it is almost like a whole different world. My first impressions of New York is that it is boisterous, bustling, diverse and colorful. Something new I learned, was that they fine you for honking. I love New York City but I don't think I would like to live here. So far I have gone to the Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Wall street, Times Square and the Freed store for a point shoe fitting. I have got to experience the culture of New York... the taxis, subways, buying food off the street carts and getting a haircut in a place that looks like the mafia came through! It was super cool seeing the Statue of Liberty and going on the pedestal of the statue... even though I found out on the subway ride to there, that I forgot the battery to our camera.=) Thank goodness for cell phones!  I can't wait for my check in at SAB tomorrow and see what fun that brings me.              

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1 Day Left!

Less than 24 hours till I board the plane for New York! Still so many things to do, yet no time left...It has snuck up on me so fast! My suitcase is about to explode and so is my mom=) I am going to The School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York, or well known as New York City Ballet. It is a five week program which I will be doing mostly ballet but also lots of fun activities and touring. I get to stay in a dorm room with hopefully one of my friends... the dorms, studios and cafeteria are all an elevator ride away. I was looking forward to a sunny, blue day out when I arrive but I heard we are just in time for the thunderstorms but the weird thing for us, is that it will be 84 degrees! I guess I'm just not used to that.