danceintheblood Posted August 21, 2006 Report Share Posted August 21, 2006 Dd turned 13 a couple of months ago and just attended her first audition for a dance performance not attached to her ballet school. It is contemporary and the young dancers parrticipate in the choreographic process. After dropping her off, I went for a long walk with the mother of another girl from her school. We arrived back a little before the audition had finished and were able to watch the last half an hour. There in front of me was this beautiful lithe creature, dancing with confidence and grace and every cent spent and mile driven was worth it for that one moment. We have had a difficult year with the loss of my job, my marriage and finances and all the other changes that have resulted. As my ex-husband also became ill and wasn't working, it has been a bit of a struggle to cover the ballet fees. Dd and I now have a lovely home, I have a new job, she is at a new school which she loves and is thriving at ballet, loving as much as ever, if not more so. Dd (who is now a little taller than me - which she loves to point out at every opportunity!) is still a little girl in many ways, but when I see her in her dance environment I can see the young woman starting to blossom. Oh ... and how did she think the audition went - "it was just so much fun!!!". I don't think she's fussed whether she gets in or not because the audition experience itself was so enjoyable. Quote Link to comment
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