Hello friends, I hope everyone enjoyed a pleasant weekend. I’ve mentioned before that as a young girl I wanted to learn ballet. The grace and strength of a ballerina was always fascinating to me. I would daydream of floating on air as I sprung into a Grande Jeté, or rising to the perfect En Pointe. There is so much grace and strength displayed as a ballerina moves across the stage on the tips of her toes.
Unfortunately, ballet class wasn’t an expense my Father would allow. After school activities needed to be of an academic nature. But that didn’t stop me from dreaming and watching performances on the television.
I’ve seen “The Nutcracker” and a production of “Romeo and Juliet” performed by a traveling ballet troupe. I remember applauding the execution of a perfect pirouette. It is one of the most difficult ballet moves. It can take years for a ballerina to execute the perfect pirouette. It requires a great deal of strength, balance, and technique.
My sweet hubby took me to see a performance of “The Story of Dance” by Ballet West, a local dance troupe. It is filled with elegant and extraordinary artists. I smiled so much my cheeks hurt.
As we left the theater a few of the dancers had gathered by the refreshment lounge, they were all still in their costumes and makeup. My hubby encouraged me to speak to them, he nudged me and said, “you know you want to”. I did! I praised them, and thanked them, and well… I cried. Not sobbed just “sweaty eyes” It was all so magical.
The truth is, when I look back, I wonder if I could have been a successful dancer, a “real ballerina”. I was tall and very thin, but I was a bit clumsy (I still am). It may have allowed me to enjoy other dancing as well.
I recently received this beautiful framed print of an original watercolor created by Amiee Del Valle, from the lovely people at Photowall.com. Amiee is a British watercolor artist. She was involved in theatre and dance, and her drawings and paintings often reflected her love of ballet.
To read the product review of this beautiful framed print please click HERE. To see more of Photowall.com ballet prints please click HERE. Photowall.com has an amazing selection of prints, canvas’ and wallpaper murals.
Do you love ballet?
Did you learn ballet
Do you have a ballet story? Please share in the comments.
I look forward to seeing you at the TFT party on Thursday.
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