A ballet story
A ballet story
By Lauren Hadley
Plainfield Elementary School, Grade 5
up and down and up and down and sway your body like swaying leaves about to fall no Natalie like this ohh I say.My name is Nataile, I am 11 and I live in Saint Petersburg Russia and I take ballet at the Bolshi Ballet Acdamy.I have to move to New Yourk tomrrow because of my dad's work. So far we have every thing planed we are renting a car we are staying in aparment two block
away from the School of American Ballt where I will be dancing,the other school of dance sent a letter of recomendation and a video clip of me dancing and they said yes we would love you and i was thrilled.As I finshed
packing all my ballet stuff like my pointe shoes and portible ballet bar and my leotards and scrunchis. As soon I filled the box I closed it up tooktapeand closed it with that then toke a maker and wrote on it ballet. I brought it down stairs and put the box on top of all the other boxes. Sitting down knowing this was my last box I went back uo stairs to help everbody else pack up I noticed everbody is packed up so we loaded the car up and drove to a hotel to spend the night. That night I had dreams about dancing in front of an audience for the first time and that something bad was going to happen.When I woke up at four a clock in the morning to leave to the airport.We had to get one a specail airplane that let people move from one country to anotherwe put all our stuff one then got one the airplane.It was a 12 hour long flight but we slept most of the the way and when we got to the airport there was a moving truck so they loaded our stuff and went to our new aparmentit was small but it would hold all our stuff. we got there and unpacked all our stuff and tomrrow would be my first day going to SAB otherwise known as School of American Ballet.When I got there we had practice all day for our holiday performance which was going to be the nutcracker and boy where there a lot of famous people at SAB.My lessons where so hard I am one of the three sugar plum faries SAB tweked it abit so we could have three sugar plum faries soon the perfomences where fast aproching and soon enough it was our first one we put up Christmass trees one the stage and chritsmass light behind the stage everbody was in the cristmass mode we humed cistmass carolsand that was our first perfomence ran so smoothlylike all our other perfomences all leading up to the one on cristmass eve I was doing my trio with the three other girls and we where doing an arabaesque and my pointe shoe broke and I fell down with that all and my ankle killing with pain as soon as the other girls relized i was hurt the did some partering dancing and lifting me up as soon as that part was over i was carried back stage and thay called the hosipetal.As I got carried away one the strecher and in to the ambulence I was sad I did not get to finsh my part and the other girls and the fact that there are only two sugar plum faries finally I remberd that I would probley have to spend the night in the hospetal one cristmass eve that made me even sader.Finally when I got to the hospetal they took exerays to see if any thing was broken but I only spraned my ankle but I had to spend the night in the hospetal.It was very hard for me to sleep because i know that all the other people well almost all got to sleep in there house with there familes but I fell asleep.In the morning I got to leave but I had to have cruches and a cast my mom came and picked me upand brought me home.At home under our Cristmass tree where alot of cristmass presents for me and me brother Andrey.The very last cristmass present was a new set of russian made pointe shoes and that made my day.