I will apologise again for the lack of updates in the recent weeks. Sorry. I have been very busy. However, I have a few minutes now, so I decided to jump on the Internet and update.
On Thursday last week, I went to a ballet class in another town, with another dance school. The girls in the class were actually doing the grade of ballet above me (Advanced Foundation 1), so they were all about sixteen or so.
However, we all did the exercises from Intermediate so that the teacher could look at how I was going. The other students and the teacher were extremely nice.
At the end of the class, the teacher called me up and said that she thinks I am ready for the exam. There are a few things I have to work on, such as getting my leg higher in one exercise, and getting more 'whiz,' on my double pirouettes.
Otherwise, I'm set to go! So that's great and exciting news.
One thing the teacher also said to me was that my pointe shoes were looking a bit 'soft,' but as all ballerinas know, you don't want to get a new pain just before the exam. However, she gave me a really good tip: get new pointe shoes now, and wear them at the moment. When the time for the exam comes around, just wear the old pointes, that are already broken in.
So I reckon that's what I'll be doing.
Thought just to share it with you all .........
Thanks for reading/commenting. Will post soon.