Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring To IT!

So today I had a fundraiser for my dance academy for Nutcracker for next year. It went really well. I performed 3 dances; my solo, Little Swans variation from Swan Lake, and Stars and Stripes which was a group dance. The space we had to dance in was really tiny and the floor was super slippery but somehow I managed for nail 5 turns...idk how but my solo to me was one of the best times I have performed it. Hope you weekend was great everyone :)

⭐ Stella ⭐

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Knee Problems

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been supper BUSY with dance. Ever since Jump my knee has been hurting though. I have hyperextended knees and I guess I overworked it and it started to hurt. I tried to take it easy and last Friday it started to feel better. Last weekend though I had choreography for like 8 hours with a guest choreographer and that make it hurt more. I have been icing it and putting arnica and tiger balm on it but it still kinda hurts. I haven't told my teacher yet because she was getting mad because a lot of people lately have been getting injured. Also this weekend there is a fundraiser for my dance group so this is kinda a bad time so I hope it feels better soon.

⭐ Stella ⭐

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Got Fouetté?????


I just enjoyed this photo because idk I just like it.

⭐ Stella ⭐

*This photo was found on Facebook under 32 Fouettes Dance Skirts Page*

Sunday, April 14, 2013

JUMP AFTER 2013

I got back from JUMP a couple of hours ago and I have been super busy! I have a ton of homework and I missed school on Friday to compete my solo. Sorry this blog post is going to be short. I had an amazing time a JUMP! I love the teacher and staff there. JUMP is so organized and always a favorite. I loved the combinations that we did and overal it was a fun weekend. I am going to be sore tomorrow.

⭐ Stella ⭐

Friday, April 12, 2013

JUMP 2013

Today I competed my solo at JUMP, I got a gold. It went pretty well except my first turn. I came back home because I was done at 12. Again my studio is not going to this convention I am going independently with 3 of my friends. Tomorrow we have classes and Sunday as well. Also tomorrow I have to drive back to my dance school for team auditions for next year and solos and duo and trios. IT IS GOING TO BE A CRAZY DAY!

⭐ Stella ⭐

Thursday, April 11, 2013

JUMP 2013 Before

Sorry this post is kinda late...I have been SUPER BUSY with dance and didn't have time earlier. SO...tomorrow I am going to JUMP and I am really excited! I am competing my solo around 10:42 ish   and also do the classes. It is really late and I have to be up at like 6 to get ready so I'm going to bed now. Wish me luck everyone!

⭐ Stella ⭐

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday 4-10-13


Happy Wednesday Everyone, halfway through the week!

⭐ Stella ⭐

* This photo was found off of Dance Photography app for iGoogle*

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Fitness Pal

Today I am going to share my favorite way to keep healthy for dance. I don't really need to lose any weight but I still like to eat healthy. I do a calorie counter with an app for the iPhone. It is called My Fitness Pal. This app you can plug in what you eat every day and see how many calories you should be eating. What is great about this app is it also lets you see how much calcium, different vitamins, sugar and other information on what is in the food you eat. You can scan the bar code of an item that you ate. The thing I like best is you can add in all of the exercise you do to get a pretty accurate result of you calorie intake that day. This is just what I do sometimes not everyday but when I feel urged to be super healthy.

⭐ Stella ⭐
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

*Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with My Fitness Pal this are all of my own opinions to their app*

Monday, April 8, 2013

10 Things Ballerina's NEVER Say

This is so true...except for #8 because I have hyper extension and it is bad for you if you overuse it and it can really injure your knees. I love having it because it looks pretty but I don't want knee problems later.

⭐ Stella ⭐

*This photo was found shared by Ballet Auditions from Lauren Richter*

Sunday, April 7, 2013

School and Dance

A hard thing about dance is managing it with school...Last week I was on Spring Break so I had a lot of time to post and relax with worrying about school but tomorrow I go back. It is sometimes really hard to be in high school with a lot of homework and go to dance. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I don't leave dance until 9 and don't get home until like 9:15. I can sometimes get some homework done before dance but it is hard to manage everything. I like to get ahead on weekends but sometimes I am unable to because I have a dance competition of a ballet summer audition or a lot of rehearsals.

⭐ Stella ⭐

Saturday, April 6, 2013

After NEXSTAR 2013

Hey so I just got home from NEXSTAR and I had an amazing time! After competition and awards I went shopping so I could have been home at 4 but I'm home now at 10...
I competed my solo is the 15-16 year old devision in Lyrical in the Nexstar (Advance) Level. I got Platinum which is the scoring for your dance and got a pin. Also I got 1st in my devision which was the 15-16 year old Lyrical solos in Nexstar (Advance Level). Because I got 1st I received a trophy. Also I got 9th Overall which is of all of the Nexstar (Advance) Level solos ages 15-19! I was really happy with this because I placed in the Top 10. For this award I received a plaque that says High Score. Also I entered in the Title Competition and WON Miss Nexstar. This was out of the people who entered title ages 15-19. For this I won a plaque that says Title Champion and I get to be in the booklet for Champions for 2013 for NEXSTAR. Overall this has been a great day. I don't think my solo was the best it could have been, but it certainly was not my worst. I still have a couple more competitions this year which I am excited about.


⭐ Stella ⭐


Competition Day NEXSTAR 3-6-13

Today is competition day and I am supper EXCITED!!! I can't wait, I just woke up and getting ready to do my hair and makeup and we I am competing at like 12. I really want another trophy or metal or crown. I am competing Senior and in the bottom of my age category and in the hardest level so I am kinda nervous but hopefully everything will go well. It is a beautiful sunny day out already and I have a feeling today will be awesome! Wish me Luck today everyone :)

⭐ Stella ⭐

Friday, April 5, 2013

Dancing Makes You Smarter

Dancing makes you smarter...who knew!

⭐ Stella ⭐

*This photo was found on Facebook under The Unknown; but not hidden*

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Before NEXSTAR 2013

Hey guys,
Saturday I am going to NEXSTAR Talent Competition and I am super excited to go! I have never been to this competition and can't wait! My studio is not going and I am going Independently to compete my solo. This will be my 5th time competing my solo this year and I hope I will do very well. This is only my second year having a solo; last year my solo was Musical Theater and this year it is Lyrical. My solo is called I'm a Dancer and uses a lot of ballet technique and I really love it. I will be competing in 2 days around noon and I will be sure to post a blogpost after awards are over. Wish me luck everybody :)

⭐ Stella ⭐

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My First Blog Post!

Hey everyone:
This is my very first blog post!!! :) I'm super excited!
I have never done a blog before so this is a new experience for me to try out.
SO...lets get started and enough with this intro thing
This blog will have post on all thing dance, from clothes, summer intensives, dance competitions, and everything dancer need to know!
I have been dancing for 11 years and I am super excited to share.

⭐ Stella ⭐