Ballet Intensive auditions are in full swing.
So hard to believe that my youngest is old enough to take part this year.
Basically, an intensive is a camp for dancers. A variety of classes are held all day long and the students dance, dance, and then dance some more.
Heaven for a dancer.
Chaperones lead field trips, too. Shopping, museums, amusement parks and the like.
Most schools only offer a few spots, though. The best ones are highly selective- just like a college. Pricey, too.;)
Of course, you can't show up without a head shot! And a picture of your daughter in arabesque- on pointe. Thought this would be a piece of cake...
As you can see, we played around with lots of different looks and had a bit of fun, too. :)
Art was removed from the walls and furniture was rearranged. This counted as my workout for the day. (smile)
If Snookie, our cat, or Ruby, our pug, got in the way they quickly became a prop.;)
I'm not sure how I feel about Katie being away from us for 2-5 weeks.
She's never even been to summer camp.
She's quite capable, though, and very independent.
I can only imagine the wonderful experiences she'll have in her life. But I want them to be her dreams, not mine.
As a parent, that's the question, right?
Where do our dreams stop and their dreams start?
So many of us live through our children.
It's like a second chance at getting it "right".
We just need to keep in mind that we're here to guide them...
but still allow them to choose their own adventures.
Most of them.;)