Emily is a part of Ballets with a Twist dance company.
On March 30, 2015 there was a lot of excitement at the beginning of class as the girls practiced their Bollywood dance while they waited for Emily. When she arrived, it didn’t take long for the girls to start asking questions about life as a Ballerina. There was never a dull moment during class. Emily introduced herself and answered the girls questions from what’s her favorite move to her favorite part about being a Ballerina. Some girls asked if she had ever had an injury, what dancers do if they mess up during a performance and how male ballerinas are able to lift female ballerinas. Emily then demonstrated some Ballet moves and explained the reason why she enjoyed Ballet was because of how expressive she could be.
After an initial Q&A, this happened…
Emily passes around a special pair of Ballet Pointe shoes
“I was 13 years old when I got my first pair of pointe shoes. They are special to me because dancing in pointe shoes is unlike anything else on earth – you are quite literally standing on the tips of your toes using shoes specially designed to help you do that. It feels like you are floating, rising above everything else, flying, spinning with the greatest ease. I also enjoy the additional challenge pointe shoes present the ballet dancer, everything becomes slightly harder and additional strength is required in the ankles and feet to allow the ballet dancer to rise all the way up on to the tips of your toes!”
We watch a short video of her performing in “Cocktail Hour: The Show”
then the whole class joins her in learning different Ballet moves
At the end of class the girls performed their Bollywood performance for Emily.
She didn’t leave without a lot of thank yous, more questions and hugs.
Quotes that INSPIRE Emily
“In life, as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet” -Alice Abrams
Dance to Unite Team ( Jenae, Galit, Emily, Vaishali and Tal)