Monthly Archives: August 2013

First Week Of The Dance Year

Yay! We made it through the first week of dance. The first week is always the craziest, everyone one is trying to make sure their in the right class, lost of people have questions, the waiting room is packed, and most of the classes don’t start right on time. But that’s totally normal and it kind of adds to the excitement of your first week back to dance after the summer!

This year is going to be amazing! It’s my senior year and I decided to go all out at take a bunch of classes. I’m currently taking five classes: tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, and lyrical. So that’s five dances in the recital. Plus a friend and I might be doing a contemporary duet together so that would six, and if I do a senior dance then that would be seven dances. What?! That’s crazy, but really exciting!

It means a lot of costumes, probably some quick changes, and the amazing memories I’ll have of this year with my dance family. And probably some crying at recital.

River and Sky are taking a bunch of classes this year too. River has tap, jazz and hip hop. And Sky has ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical. Both of them are also assistants this year and I’m so proud of them. River helps with little girls hip hop and Sky helps with a little girls ballet and tap class.

Even though I’m a senior it does not mean I’m gonna stop dancing at the end of this year. Dance will always be a part of my life. I will always have dance and I am so grateful for that. At times it’s a great escape to just take your mind of things and a wonderful way to express your emotions.

I’m really happy and excited about this year and I can’t wait to see where it goes.

 

Deep Creek 2013

We finally made it to Deep Creek this year! And it was a wonderful day. The weather was perfect and the water just as cold as always. But that’s part of the experience, right?

Deep Creek is in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Bryson City, North Carolina. You can rent tubes for the day ride down as much as you want. The top section has a lot of rapids and some tiny water falls. The lower section is a bit more of a calmer ride with just a few rapids.

We got there at about 11am had some lunch and then hit the water at about 12.

We had a fantastic day, and here are the pictures to prove it!

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Nantahala Lake 2013

The day that we’ve been waiting for all summer was absolutely amazing! We have had some crazy weather this summer. Rain, rain, rain and more rain so this day was canceled about 4 time. But in the end it turned out to be the perfect day! Like it was being saved just for us. When we first got there it was in the low 70’s so I was kinda of worried that the water would be to cold. But the temperature warmed up a little bit and the water felt really nice!

IMG_1899Here are a few fun facts for you: It’s in the Nantahala National Forest and at 3,000 feet elevation.

In 1942 Nantahala Power created the lake to help give electricity to the war effort.

We got there at about 11am, and sat and talked with our friends for a little bit and then had some lunch on their deck. But the first thing the younger siblings did was go a stick their feet in the water. Here is a sneaky little picture I took of them.

IMG_1881After lunch we went out on the boat for some tubing! We’ve been going out here for about 10 years and this was the best tubing yet! And here’s some proof.

IMG_1902 IMG_1905  IMG_1920It was a great way to kind of “end” summer seeing as school starts tomorrow. But, we do have a few more water activities still yet to come!

 

We’re in the Nutcracker!

So last week we finished up two weeks of dance intensive and Nutcracker auditions. We had so much fun! And this past Monday the cast list was put up. River and Sky are dolls and they get to do a dance together, River is also in the fight scene. Sky and I are snow flurries and we’re in the waltz of the flowers, and……I’m a demi-soloist in the waltz of the flowers!

So when I first found out I was a demi-soloist I was like “Awesome! But what the heck is a demi-soloist?” So when you have no idea what something is what do you do? You Google it.
So after googleing it we found out it means that I get to have some special parts within the dance! I’m super excited! Plus, a good friend of mine is also a demi-soloist in that dance so that makes it even better.

And now I really want December to be here 🙂

Scratch that last post and getting back to blogging

Hi! Long time no see. I haven’t blogged since July 20th, that will be a month tomorrow. That’s a long time. But, I’m back now! Yay! I will be blogging as often as possible about who knows what.

So if you read my last post it was about my youtube channel. Well, if you read the title of this post you will notice I’m telling you to “scratch that last post”. Yes that’s right their is no more youtube channel, well it’s still there but I’m not putting any videos up. It just got to be to much and I didn’t have the time to put into my videos so they weren’t as good I wanted them to be. I may or may not get back to it someday. We’ll just have to see.

I’m so excited to start blogging again! I hope everyone had a great Monday 🙂