Around this time, the time when Nutcracker is beginning to start up and that tiny hint of holiday festiveness is in the air, we have all just begun school and for some have recently resumed ballet classes. It can be tough to feel "into" the awesomeness that is Nutcracker when you're so busy. Here are some things that I do just to remind myself why this is the most wonderful time of the year:
- Listen to the music! How can you hear the Waltz of the Flowers or the Sugarplum variation and not get a little excited? It works like a charm every year and it has never once failed to give me butterflies!
- Watch the movies. A lot of you probably have the classic Nutcrackers on DVD or video. I have the New York City Ballet version and watched it a few days ago. It just pulls you back into the sweet little story and makes you feel like a fascinated little kid again. If you don't already have it... GET IT! You can find it on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Nutcracker-Macaulay-Culkin/dp/B001CW802A/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1285691968&sr=1-1
- Look at the pictures. Whenever I'm feeling down I just look back to the times that I was happiest. Which is usually around Nutcracker time. :) Here are some pics from 09's Nutcracker:
^Let's just not go there... :P ^
Guys, it is really hard for me to concentrate right now when I'm so excited! This year is gonna be so awesome and I'm planning to make a video of my adventures so be sure to stick around! :)
I absolutely love Nutcracker! There's nothing else like it because it's a definite holiday tradition and I grew up performing it from the time I was a little page (A role for to7-9 year olds) to now when I'm dancing in the corps de ballet and am going to be performing Lead Spanish! Everything just feels awesome.
I hope everyone is having a great start to fall! :D
Thanks for all of you who have continued to check in and all of you who are awesome enough to check in for the first time! :)