Okay, on a new host now!
So, as far as I can tell, the only thing wrong with the site right now is that recent pictures in my blog aren’t showing up, and that’s because while I was uploading the entire site, I took the opportunity to rearrange and make my files a little more organized. Unfortunately, that does mean I have to go in and change some links in some places.
In other news…I have decided to start taking ballet classes. I decided this last week, when I was looking up some information on the ballet my mom and I were going to see at TPAC this past weekend (more on that in a minute). I was on the Nashville Ballet website and accidentally clicked on the School link. Then something about Adult classes caught my eye. I used to take ballet when I was really young, about 4 or 5, but my mom says I would rather watch cartoons on Saturday mornings than go to class, so I ultimately stopped going. However, I’ve always had a love for ballet, so I decided this would be a good way to help me stay in shape (or..get in shape), help out with my balance (I’m a complete klutz), and other beneficial things. So, I will be taking classes Thursday nights for the next six weeks. If I like it enough, I may increase this to two classes a week in January, but we will see. My first class is tomorrow.
The ballet we went to go see was new, choreographed by the artisitic director of the Nashville Ballet. It was based on the legend of Lizzie Borden, and gave his interpretation of how the story went. In our programs, we were given a ballet to vote if we thought she was guilty or not guilty and this entered us into a drawing for dinner for 2 and tickets to see “The Nutcracker.” I haven’t heard anything from them, so I assume I did not win. “Lizzie” was preceded by three other, shorter ballets: “Tribute,” “Serenade,” and “Journey.” Of those three, I liked “Serenade” the best. While watching it, I thought it was a little hard to follow, but I could tell it was about love and that there seemed to be a love triangle between the two principal ballerinas and the lead male dancer. It was very beautiful though, and I liked the flowing, long blue tutus. When I got home, I looked up what it was about, and learned that it didn’t actually tell a story, but it was about love and yearning. So I guess I interpreted it as well as one could have. “Lizzie” was also good, but in a different way. None of it was done en pointe (which kind of lowers its coolness value a little to me, hehe) but the story and dramatics were very well done.