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haha. i was sitting here trying to understand ur email...tohshoo...TOE SHOE...because you were a ballerina! haha..it took me so long to figure that out, and it was really buggging me. lol. I would LOVE to hear about your ballet career sometime. I think if i werent so into musicals, i definately would have considered going that route. although it seems like NO ONE my age is into ballet now. its allways hip hop or jazz. personally, i love it.tohshoo at yahoo dot com
I think ballet is great for kids, for poise, posture and self-confidence etc as well as being a beautiful form of art...but then after a certain point, don't your feet and knees get all kinds of ailments?...was always my favorite. I took them both for years, but I never got to go on toe because I only started when I was 10 or 11. I wish my mom had put me in ballet when I was 3 or 4, instead of making me take skiing lessons which I did from the time I could walk. Ugh! Never liked being out in the cold...would have much preferred to be at the barre in a studio(But I did get to be in a few ski races in my choldhood years and that was kind of fun). Being from Quebec, skiing was the thing to do.
I used to actually tear up every time I would hear "At the Ballet" from A Chorus Line" because I loved ballet so much! So corny, I know!!!
Hi :0) I turned to Annie all the time as as a kid. I was one of the lucky ones I guess, to have made the finals (and then was cut just when they sent everyone to Los Angeles for the "Annie Academy"). I have to say that I was devastated when the letter came that started out by "Dear Suzy, at long last the decision has been made...while you were NOT chosen..." I think I reread that letter just as often as Annie read her letter left by her parents.Hello everyone,
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No wonder you are so good at Irish dancing with a background like that. I guess as a nurse I was interested in the medical aspects. I'm glad you did not have many injuries...ballet seems popular again in my area for young kids and I think there are more regulations etc about when to go en pointe etc. I think I will read up on this ! It's funny how a topic comes up here, it sparks your interest and you want to know more ! For example, I did not know too much about the June Havoc true-life story but when Gypsy was discussed I started googling away...I started when I was 4 and stopped when I was 23. The only thing I ever got was tendinotis once and I'm not even sure it was because of ballet. It has to be said I never did more than 1 1/2 hours a week and never entered any kind of competition or professional event but I guess only very intense ballet dancers get the ailments you mentioned.
Maybe it's because I'm (much!) older now but I've got more injuries since I started doing Irish dancing than I ever had in my 20 years of ballet/12 years of tap dance/4 years of figure skating/4 years of ballroom dancing.
Hi Dina,Hey K the O,
I don't think anyone was being critical. Just pointing out the error.
Hope things are going well on your end and that you've had a great summer! Let me know how your project is going.
Thanks for sharing.Hi :0) I turned to Annie all the time as as a kid. I was one of the lucky ones I guess, to have made the finals (and then was cut just when they sent everyone to Los Angeles for the "Annie Academy"). I have to say that I was devastated when the letter came that started out by "Dear Suzy, at long last the decision has been made...while you were NOT chosen..." I think I reread that letter just as often as Annie read her letter left by her parents.
I was going through pictures today, and oddly enough found one from the day of my final callback. My parents had told me I was too fat and unattractive to be in the movie. I saw the picture today, and nearly cried because I was thin, and cute. Wow... I think I vaguely remember that final audition when I secretively (haha) told Garrison True that I was an ugly and fat Annie. Hmmm go figure, I wonder why I lost the part. lol. I was a finalist for the role of Annie up until they sent everyone to Los Angeles.
I have a lot of memories...wonderful ones of being Garrison True's little "Annie", and him doing a lot of acting workshops when he was in town, and he'd chose me to be Annie. At the same time, I hate to admit it, but my heart still breaks for that miserable final callback when I blew it. Garrison had told me when I saw him in my early 20's, that he had fought for me to be in the movie, but they weren't flying anyone else out to California to be orphans.
Wow - so many thoughts come up here. OH... Tricia Trozzi, if you are out there reading this, please let me know where to find you. I have pictures of our cast of Annie Warbucks and want to know if you have a copy of my Annie letter (my storage unit was flooded and a lot of my annie stuff was lost.)
Anyhow... I don't know what else to write. lol.