Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Ballet Exam and Medal Tests
Rachel had her exam first. She was the only Grade 5 girl doing an exam today. I was not able to go in and watch but she was happy with how it went. She made a mistake with her timing when they did a "dress rehearsal" last Saturday - so she was thrilled that it went well today.
The aspect of this dance that was the hardest for Ruth was using big facial expressions. So I reminded her that I was taking a video for Dad to be able to watch and that the picture would not be that big. So she had to make an effort to make all expressions really big so that they could be seen on the video.
She did such a great job. As the judge handed the medals out afterwards she made a comment to each girl. Rachel and I were thrilled when we heard her comment on how Ruth had lovely expression. It was special for me to see how happy this made Rachel too. She was also so proud of her - just as I was.
You dance beautifully Ruth - and other mothers said the same - it was lovely to watch you.
Well done Rachel. Not only did you dance beautifully - but you persevered through all that pain and just kept going.
It was wonderful to watch you and I had the same experience as with Ruth - other mothers coming to me and commenting on how well you danced.
Rachel has been so excited about today and I am so pleased it went so well for her. Now all the excitement switches to their production at the end of the year.