Just the musings of a small-town professional ballerina, business owner, wife, and beagle mama as she attempts to make it through this thing called life.

Apr 25, 2011

April Vacation

Hello all!

I've returned from my week-long vacation to Florida and surprisingly enough, it's nice to be back. My family and I hit both Universal Studios and Disney World and it was an absolute blast. I'll post some pictures below. :)

Now that I'm back I'll be working on the recital and a benefit for a children's hospital that my dance school is participating in. We'll be performing a number called "Ain't Got That Swing" that we've recreated since its debut at the dance school several years ago. It's an intense tap dance with classic swing dancing and a very climactic (and difficult) wing sequence at the end. I'm very excited to be performing for such a great cause.
(For any of you who aren't familiar with wings then here's a video of what we'll be doing)

I'd like to thank everyone for being such diligent followers and sending me so many requests/ideas for posts. It's quite helpful and I hope that everyone is enjoying the articles.

Thanks so much for reading guys! I hope everyone had a great Easter!

Ballerinablogger ~

View from our hotel in Universal

Even the clouds have Mickey faces in them... Spooky! :P

I finally leanred how to tie the cherry stem into a knot with my mouth!



  1. Soo glad you are back! Hope you had a fabulous vacation... love the pics!

  2. Sorry for so many comments :) but I was wondering if you could do a post on how to prepare for a performance and stop yourself from feeling scared before goin on stage?? Thanks so much! I love this blog!!!!! Have fab day!

  3. Aww it's no probem at all, Julie! I love getting comments :)
    That's a fantastic suggestion, I'll get to work on it ASAP.
    Thanks for being such a great follower!


  4. I remember when I went to Disney World with my siblings! My sister, who was 3 at the time, had fallen down the stairs and gotten stitches in her lip two days before we went. I remember my mom and I sitting outside the Bippiti Boppiti Boutique, looking at the pretty girls, and then at sweaty sleeping Lilly, with her tweaked pigtails and puffy lip. We were supposed to go meet Cinderella, and we were waing for the boys to get off of a ride. We got an idea, an we went into one of the stores and bought a dress, shoes, and sparkles. We woke her up when we got to the Castle bathroom, and we put her dress and shoes on. I took my hair down and put hers up, and shook sparkles all over her. SHe was still half asleep, but she was wide awake when she walked down the aisle to meet Cinderella. Best Vacation Ever!

  5. Awww that is too precious! XD
    You've just gotta love Disney!!