Future Black Swans

I saw this video for the first time this morning and I’ve experienced equal parts happiness and pain from it. This poor, adorable little girl is having such a hard time of getting into first position and she wants to be able to do it so badly! I relate to this on sooo many levels. As a child of rotund stature myself, I remember going to ballet class just itching to be able to pull of the grace and fluidity of natural dancers. But, alas, that was never me. This video warms my heart and reminds me of how glad I am that I can leave the dancing up to the dancers. Until then, little ballet one: sit tight and wait for you to stumble up your talents!

(and for old times sake, here’s a pic of little jujie and kates in our dancing days. what young prodigies we once were)

5 thoughts on “Future Black Swans

  1. This is so adorable! Do you remember when we took ballet class together down at Balearic Park?haha what good times we had…

  2. oh that poor little girl … i love how she was trying to move her feet and her legs and then she looks over at the other little girl who was at the “reach out for the rain drop” stage . . .and… then the teacher finally tries to bail her out that she doesn't need to worry about her feet , but by then …. ugh … painful….

    but funny too.

    ps – you were stylin in your pink tutu

  3. What a darling little gir..at least she didn' cry like I would have!
    I am sure she will grow up to be a beautiful, graceful model.

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