A little bit about me.

I’m Fran, I’m 16, I was born with a cleft lip and palate and I’m the eldest child in my family with three younger sisters and two younger brothers, however unfortunately only one of my brothers are alive today.

I have just finished my GCSEs at my current school and I’m choosing where I’m going to go for sixth form to study A levels. I wasn’t always in the school system though, I used to be home educated and I think that helped me become a hard-working, motivated and dedicated person to all the commitments that I have, both in and out of school.

I do a lot of sport, in some ways it’s one of the things that keeps me going when life is tough or if I feel like my brain is going to implode due to too much revision… I do a lot of gymnastics, dance and rugby, they’re kind of my main three sports but I’ll play other things as well, so at school I did netball, softball, rounders, atheletics and anything else that I was told to do.

I’m quite a social person, I like making friends and being with friends and I think practically all my friends would say I talk too much. Even though I would say I’m quite social and like talking to people I would also say I am quite shy and can often lack confidence in myself, particularly when I am performing, I have a bit of a tendancy to look down which I get told off about on a very frequent basis.

Some of the things I like:

  • Gymnastics.
  • Dance.
  • Sport.
  • Reading.
  • Friends and family.
  • I like to have aim or target of somehing I want to achieve.
  • Helping other people achieve something they want to do.
  • And I cannot think of any more…

 

Some of the things I don’t really like:

  • Maths.
  • Arguements, I try and avoid these.
  • Noise, I find that too much noise can be quite scary and I hate it.
  • Being told off.
  • My teeth, I’m getting braces soon though so hopefully that dislike will be eliminated.
  • Not being able to do things, it’s frustrating and drives me mad.

So that’s a little bit about me, not very interesting I know so I’ll try and be more interesting in the future, promise!

 

 

No One Mourns The Wicked!

Every year my dancing school does a performance of a well known musicals. This time we did Wicked, which is a prequel to the wizard. Wicked shows how a lot of the main characters from The Wizard of Oz came to be. The two main characters are Elphaba and Glinda, who later become The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the North. The other characters are Madame Morrible, The Wizard he is also in the Wizard of Oz, Fiyero who turns into the Scarecrow, Boq the Tin Man,The Cowardly Lion and  Nessarose you don’t really know who she is but she is the one who gets squashed by Dorothy’s house!

We started the week with the auditions as normal, I wanted to get Glinda so I auditioned for her, unfortunatly I didn’t get her, I got Madame Morrible, who happens to be evil so I renamed her Madame Horrible!

I had 42 lines to learn (I counted them!) Which is more than I have ever had before, so it was quite a challenge! The four days that we had to practice seemed to go rather quickly so before we knew it, it was show day!

In my opinion I thought the show was great!!!! And it was a great week so an all round thumbs up from me :)

This post was taken from my previous blog- Cartwheel Girl’s Blog.

Tim Noble Workshop.

Yesterday I did my Tim Noble workshop at my dancing class. Tim Noble is a choreographer and last year he came and did a workshop for four hours, I really enjoyed it and I was very excited when he was doing another workshop this year. My workshop didn’t start until 2:30 so I had plenty of time to get very excited!

We started with a warm up  which was very complexed and quite difficult! Then we started working on the dance we were showing all the adults later. It was quite difficult as me and my friend found out, with a lot of funny arm movements and spins. Because I love dancing I put a lot of effort in, Tim Noble kept telling me that I was doing really well and standing out within the whole group of people and there were 20 to 30 people so although I was looking at the ceiling and going bright red I was quite pleased!

When the adults came Tim Noble asked me where my mum was a told her that I done really well that day, I have to say I was very VERY embarrassed because he only said that to my mum and I don’t like to be pointed out in a group I prefer to be average! But when I’m enjoying myself I kind of throw myself into it :) Oh and I’m going to be a professional dancer or actor when I’m older!

This post was taken from my previous blog- Cartwheel Girl’s Blog.

My ballet project

At the moment I am writing a project about ballet. In my project I write about the different ballet dancers like Anna Pavlova. I have been using these three books, Dance, The Ballet Book and A Child’s Introdution to Ballet. These three books have helped me with my project.

I chose ballet because I do I like ballet and I do ballet at Saldance. I have always liked ballet since I started  when I was little I stopped because I got bored because the lady who ran it always seemed cross so I stopped and started at Saldance.

In my project I have chosen three main writers, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Prokofiev. I chose them because they are the people who wrote the most famous ballets. I have learnt a lot about these writers and their lives and I’m looking foward to finishing my project.

I have used Word for my project and saved it all in Dropbox. I am looking forward to finishing and sharing my project.

This post was taken from my previous blog- Cartwheel Girl’s Blog.

My favourite bit of the weekend

My favourite bit of the weekend was the Mary Poppins show that I did. On the day we had to be up early because I had a gym display in the morning. When the gym display was over we went to Kingsgate theatre which was where we were doing the show.

I was in the blue dressing room because for my tap and ballet I was doing the Highland fling and Sailor tap and that was where everyone who did those were put. We were there at 11:30 and the first show started a 2:00 so we had time to practice.

When the first show started I was really nervous because I was first on stage with some of my friends. The first dance went really well and when we came off we were really relieved and started to get ready for the next dance. The second dance I went really wrong because we were meant to cover up some people and I accidently let one of them show. I was really cross with myself for letting that happen but we were back on stage a few minutes later and that was alright. Then it was time for the finale which I think was really good.

Then it was the second half of the show which involved my quickest change yet. But first I did my Beatles Jazz and my friend fell over when she did a kick and got really upset; but the second Jazz dance was really good. After the Jazz dances I had to run to my dressing room to get into my sailor costume and I only had 4 minutes to get into it and I was ready in the nick of time. After the sailor dance I had to get ready for the Highland fling I was in the wrong place for one bit so I had to kind of move while dancing. After the Highland fling I had nothing to do so I just sat and watched through the window.

After the show we had 2 hours of nothing so we just got ready for the next show. The beginning of the first show was good but for the second dance I had an umbrella and it broke but I had had an umbrella in the first one and it was fine but my umbrella completely broke and I almost cried but there was no time for crying so I just got on with it. The rest of the dances were ok and when I was finished I went and watched the show on a tv.

After the show we went home and I played on my new IPOD touch.

That was my favourite bit of the weekend.

This post was taken from my previous blog- Cartwheel Girl’s Blog.