Once upon a ballerina

Veda just nailed her first ballet recital with flying colors!

Yesterday during their dress tech she was all nervous and anxious as Sophie, the girl beside her was home sick and Mela, their side's group leader had to leave early. Sabi niya sa teacher niya: "Teacher Maricar, I get confused when Sophie is not beside me." There were times when it really looked like she was at a loss on how to proceed with the dance. she admitted it afterwards, saying "muntik na akong maiyak." But then today during the actual run, she was truly confident. It helped that their group was complete as was the extra practice before the actual show. Syempre, the whole time she was on stage, I was at the edge of my seat. What i felt, however didn't compare to what Teacher Maricar felt the whole time who was quite worried. The girls have a much smaller studio than the stage they performed in. This meant the kids had to adapt quickly to the new set up. But in the end, her girls really pulled through. She was beaming as she welcomed them at the classroom that doubled as the kids' dressing room.

This evening, i asked her how she felt about the whole recital. "I was really nervous, Mama," she answered. "Ang bilis ng beat ng heart ko, ang sakit nga, e. But I took two deep breaths tapos hindi na ako nervous." Aww, what a brave, brave girl. I heart my little Veda.

More pics here. Not much on the actual dance itself as our camera (on loan from El) wasn't that powerful. Picture- and video-taking weren't allowed on the day itself although we were promised a DVD copy of the whole show.

In other news: school has officially started! Here we go again.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Veda is sooo cute!!!

I remember I took ballet classes din before, but I stopped kasi yung mga yaya at magulang na nanonood during classes sabi ang taba taba ko daw...


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1:00 PM  
Blogger miranila said...

Ang salbahe naman nung mga yun. They should've known better than to tell you that. ballet, at that age is not about your body type: it's really more about self-expression.

Naalala ko tuloy yung aking lola who doused my enthusiasm for a grade 2 class dance when she told me: ang tigas tigas ng katawan mo! I swear after that naging conscious na ako.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Wow ang galeng galeng naman ni Veda :) natuwa kami sobra dito sa mga pictures nya and of course sa kanyang very honest comments about how she felt and overcame her jitters :) sobrang sakto kung papano nya describe ang nararamdaman ng isang taong just about to perform a number na pinaghirapan i-prepare.

Thanks Earnest for sharing. Veda is a big girl na ang bilis ng panahon.

we love you!!!

6:29 AM  

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