I know Thursday isn’t one of my posting days, and it’s already gone half past ten so I should probably be getting off the computer, but I had a few things that seemed important to say. First of all, right now I’m alone in the house. Well, I’ve got my brother, who’s apparently a responsible adult, but as far as parents are concerned, I’m safe. House party!!!
I’m joking. I’m going to stay at home and write.
Second of all, I thought I should tell you about my dreams for ballet. They’re very close to my heart at the moment and I’m rather shy about sharing them, since I know they’re almost impossible. They won’t come true, I suspect. However, as readers you put up with me through thick and thin, through my moaning and celebrating, and one day, perhaps, you’ll buy my book. I owe it to you.
I’ve taken my grade five ballet exam, which isn’t very high for somebody of my age. That’s because I’m a late starter. Or rather, I’m a normal starter who took a four year … sabbatical … in the middle. Hence the starting again. Hence the low grade.
I want to audition for a ballet school. Right now I’m looking at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. That’s for several reasons:
- From their statements on their website and from videos I’ve seen, they’re much more inclusive of people who aren’t flat-chested, superskinny and mega flexible. Well, not sure about the last one. Anyway, I’m working on it.
- Contemporary is given equal footing with ballet. Although Classical Ballet will always be what I’m interested in, I love to experiment, to choreograph to whatever music happens to be on, whether it’s Pirates of the Caribbean or My Chemical Romance. Contemporary is about expression and experimentation…something I love.
- It’s not in Central London. I’m not a city girl and never will be. What’s more, I probably couldn’t afford it.
- They start with basics, they say so – to unlearn bad habits and that. So, someone like me could catch up, if I managed to get in at all. I wouldn’t feel like a complete alien…