This week has been a very relaxing week as we had a week off from classes at the ADT (Akademie des Tanzes). That being said, I actually feel like I got a lot done!
On Wednesday, I finally went to the Rhein Galerie in Ludwigshafen (a neighbouring city) with Tash. I had a great time shopping and browsing at the Rhein Galerie, picking up a few items myself! The shopping centre is quite modern and new inside and had a wide range of shops including Hollister! Holla! 😛
Fast forward to Friday and I went to see Gravity in 3D at the local cinema. Gravity was unbelievable! Nerve-racking, sentimental and thrilling I left the cinema feeling so grateful for gravity and at the same time squashing an dreams of mine to ever become an astronaut…. (I have never wanted to be an astronaut btw) 😉
Even throughout the week I made time to go the studio to practice every second day. As a ballerina in training, the training never stops! Even as I type I am stretching! I am so glad, personally, I made the time because I know come Monday that (hopefully… fingers crossed) I won’t be sore! But we all know that’s a lie!
Here are some photos of me in the studio! Oh how I love spare time at the ballet school!
My name is Natalie and I am an aspiring ballerina from Australia. Recently I left the comforts of my family, friends and home to travel half way across the world to study in Germany. In September 2013, I started my first year at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim, Germany.
Moving to a country where you don’t speak the language and leaving of the comforts of your home is daunting but I finally feel like I am beginning to settle in. Before I moved to Germany I was studying for 2 years full time dance at the Russian Choreographic Academy under the direction of Susan Thomson from which I learnt so much from. I am so grateful for every opportunity I have been given and I wouldn’t be pursing my dreams if it wasn’t for the support of my family. Although it hasn’t been always easy (more of that later).
So far I am loving the training here at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim. In the four weeks I have been here I have learnt so much already. It is so different from Australia where I am use to small classes however I am loving being in a larger class. I have found being in a larger class pushes me even more to be the best of the class. All my new teachers have been so supportive and helpful. Although at times it is hard to keep track of all the corrections (mainly because they correct us in German)… Sometimes I even have to write some of the corrections down to remember them all!
This blog will mainly be about my new life in Germany, my dancing aspirations and everything in between… (I am also a massive foodie! I love to bake in my spare time)