Leaving Seattle for the big city

Monday, August 1, 2011

On the Plane Again

My last day in New York was not a pleasant one, getting up at 4 AM to go to the airport. And we didn't even know if we could get on that flight. My dad and I were flying stand-by to get home and there were no more empty seats available so we were praying that someone wouldn't show up. It ended up working but I didn't have any time to sleep with a 2 year old girl sitting next to me! I missed my family and the cool weather here but really missed NY.

I am very grateful that I went and had wonderful people who helped me. I have learned and trained from the best and know what I need to work on. I will miss seeing company dancers in classes and getting their signatures. I will miss the honking of taxis, crowded streets and sirens wailing at night.

Again I would like to thank everyone who helped support me and I appreciate it very much!

A Delicious Treat with Dad

After all the hassle of packing up and sending stuff home, I finally got to relax and enjoy a day with my dad. One of my favorite shows on TV is Cake Boss. I've always craved one of there pastries when watching it but this time I didn't have to because We went there! I was wanting to sleep in more but in order to not wait in a 3 hour line we had to get in gear. Thankfully I had google maps on my phone or else we would be lost. We got there 8:15 and saw the line across the street! So we hopped in line regardless of the wait. It took about 2 hours for the whole process! When it was our turn to order we got cannoli, a lobster tail, wedding cookies and a red velvet cupcake. It was the best dessert I have had! I got to see Buddy's sister...I think it was Grace and people were getting her autograph haha=) It was a lot more calmer than the show...less screaming and yelling! I saw the table where Buddy takes his orders and the little stair that he brings his cakes down! It was just so cool to be there!

After our treat we decided to go to the Brooklyn Bridge. I took some ballet picture there and just enjoyed the view. Our last stop of the day was the Empire State Building! We were very happy when there was almost no line to buy tickets and security. But then it came time to wait for the elevator which seemed forever! Once finished with that elevator there was another elevator line! We were not up for it! About half way through the line we saw people leaving the line to go somewhere else... which turned out to be the stairs! So we followed along... thankfully it was only 6 flights of steps. And so we thought that was the last line! We went out to the observation deck on the 86th floor! It was super high up and I was afraid I would drop my phone while trying to take pictures! I was blown away by the view... it was gorgeous! We saw almost everything.... my dad tried to find our hotel which was almost impossible. Besides the view the breeze felt nice. And we were done and dead for the day!
My last class with Mrs. Ware

My Last Classes

I was so sad to think that this was my last week. I loved my teacher, Mrs. Ware. She is so sweet and respectful of everyone. I felt she focused more on our technique and how we are doing the steps. The two most important things she wanted us to get out of her classes were to "plie more" and "be one with the music." Mrs. Ware would always tell us about Mr. Balanchine and her experiences. Every pointe class she does this fun combination that everyone loves to do and right before we go she would say "If your happy show it, If you aren't show it anyway." I feel those are things I can use through out my career. Then my other main teacher was Mrs. Killian. She is always cheerful and knows a lot about the foot which is very helpful when you have an injury. I felt in her classes that she got a lot more done and gave us combinations that challenged us. I am very glad I had those teachers and learned tons from them.
 I was glad that our pointe classes where an hour and a half long instead of only an hour class like how it is at PNB. It has prepared me for level 6 when I start at PNB and has made me a stronger dancer. My favorite class is probably variations because you get to learn variations from ballets and learn new steps. I wish I could have continued classes but I will have to wait till next year!