Wednesday, March 26, 2008

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. -Homer (The Odyssey)

I am exhausted. Oh my gosh. It has been a long day, and I really want to crawl into bed and sleep right now, but visiting teachers are coming later and I should probably be awake for that. :P [sigh]

Why might I be so extremely tired? Well, mostly because I spent my entire day either in a huge 12-passenger van, or in an elementary school performing. This is because Theater Ballet and Ballet Showcase joined forces today to go to different elementary schools to present a shortened version of Coppelia. I love doing this because it is so fun to perform the little kids! They enjoy the show SO much! The best part today was the last school in Layton. Those kids were the best audience of the day! They were incredible!!! They laughed, clapped, and thoroughly enjoyed our little performance. My favorite part is when we came on at the end, in these (at least from our point of view) hideous peach, one pink (me) one purple, and one blue...well, as we each came on the kids got so excited about our "pretty" dresses! In fact, you could hear the kids saying "I want the red one!!!" (Which one is the red out of peach and pink I have no idea) It was SO cute!!! They also had the funniest questions!!! Oh gosh. So funny. Then, when they were leaving the auditorium this one girl asked me how long I had been dancing (approximately 17 years) and then she told me that I was really good and she really liked watching me. Which was really cute to say! I didn't have any really big parts in this show, in fact, it was only corps de ballet work! So yeah, a boost to my self-esteem, and the reason why I love going to these types of things, even if it makes me super tired!

So now, I think I'm going to chill some more and then visit with my visiting teachers and go to bed. Have a good night y'all.