Back in September when Nutcracker rehearsals began I found myself talking to a mom whose daughters had danced in it for several years. She told me it was intense. And that it was a huge time investment.
She wasn't joking.
We went from classes three times a week to regular classes 3x a week along with 2 hour Saturday rehearsals which quickly turned into 2 hours on Friday night and 2 hours on Saturday afternoon rehearsals. We had the week of Thanksgiving off, thankfully. We rested, enjoyed the week off from both schools and had a nice Thanksgiving.
Last weekend was the big performance. We had a Saturday evening show as well as a Sunday matinee. Saturday's show was HUGE and as far as I could tell every seat in this theater was sold out!
|The Bill Heard Theatre at the River Center|
The show went well and Sunshine absolutely loved it. We were both exhausted after 6 nights of dancing last week (1 dance class, 4 rehearsals and 1 performance). Sunday's performance was almost cathartic as we now have 2 weeks off until we go back in January. The ballet has announced a March Gala with rehearsals starting in January. Time to buck up again!
This week we have Sunshine's Christmas show at school. It's her last one at SuperAwesomeSchool so that's a little sad. She and another girl will be doing their Chinese dance from the Nutcracker. She's excited!
I have 2 days to run my errands this week in between going to chaperone the rehearsal for the play today and our class party on Friday. I should be able to get everything done. Hunter has been good about helping me shop for his family this year so that's a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. I need to run to the PO to ship my family's gifts. My nephews are old enough that money or gift cards are the norm.