Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Ballet Exams

Yesterday, XJ had her 1st ballet exam (pre-primary level). I took half day off and accompany her to the ballet studio. The exams started at 4pm but all need to arrive by 3pm.

Getting ready for her exams
MIL helped to dress her up and by the time I reached home, she was already waiting for me. MIL is indeed a very good hair dresser. She even helped to tie up a bun neatly and uses spray and gel to make sure the hair sticks well together. Every students were required to tie up a bun (for long hair) and gel the hair (short hair). No earrings and whatever accessories are allowed during the exams, so XJ got to remove her earrings.

MIL helped to tie up a bun for her

There were 7 of them in XJ's group. All girls and all love to dance. They were asked to queue up by the door while waiting for their turn, with XJ being the number 1. Does that numbering labels reminds you of school's sports day ? Haha......every mother from this group laughed about it.

Her friends with the oldest at 9 years old and the youngest at 6 years old ( XJ's age) 
XJ was all ready to enter the exam studio. Glad that she did well and there goes the same to all her other friends (as no complaint from their teacher). The examiner is from Queensland, Australia and traveled all the way here to conduct the exams. According to the ballet teacher, ballet exams are normally held during the month of Apr / May. So, next year around this time, XJ will have another exam for the next level.

Queuing up for her turn
The exams took about 45 minutes with the girls need to perform a few dances. All the dances were being taught during their year long lessons so they were all used to it already. After the exams, my girl came out hungry. I was hungry too and we headed to the nearby KFC for a mother - daughter bonding. Love this moment very much as it was just me and her.

Feasting on her favourite fried chicken and cheezy wedges after the exam
This coming Saturday, XJ and friends will be upgraded to the next level in ballet (Primary Level) and that goes the same to her ballet fees. It increased a whooping RM30 per month. * Sweat * 

34 comments:

  1. congratulations to XJ for making it to the next level!! good girl and surely deserves the KFC treat from Mommy, right?? :)

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  2. oh yeah, she looks more elegant with the hair like a little Lady.. glad to know the ballet school is strict and serious about all these, that means a high standard..

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    1. Oh yes....very strict. Love her little bun

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  3. and an external examiner all the way from Australia!! wow, i am very impressed about this.. this means the exam is actually rather credible huh?? i thought usually the dancing school instructor would be the examiner only..

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    1. Of course credible. haha..... Just like piano exams, the examiner will come all the way from England. Very stressful ! haha

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  4. My niece also has her ballet test yesterday, hehe!!!

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    1. It is the exam seasons for ballet. Hope she did well too !

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  5. My girls will be tomorrow.....

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  6. Congrats XJ for moving up a level!

    KFC! What a treat. :)

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    1. Fried chicken and cheezy wedges are her all time favourite. Just a little treat to reward her :)

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  7. Congrats to XJ. Yeap, higher level means increase in fee. ^_^

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    1. I can't imagine what the fees would be like in the next 5 years ! haha

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  8. wow, so fast already took ballet exam! how long has she learnt ballet?
    i think learning ballet since young is really good... it'll be easier to learn other forms of dances in the future... unlike us, who might look awkward when attempting to learn new dances...

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    1. She learned for about 1 year plus already.

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  9. I hate exams because I will get all nervous! Good thing your girl was not nervous and she seemed to enjoy herself.

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    1. haha...you must be referring to Piano exams ? Since you played your piano so well, I don't think you would have any problems during your past exams.

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  10. So pretty, your little ballerina. Bet she did very well.

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    1. TQ uncle STP. She loves to dance so much !

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  11. She looks so sweet.. Sometimes I tie up my hair in a bun too.. Looks neat and cute, hehe.. But I surround the bun with a srunchie after that..

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    1. During the ballet exams, they have to use only a black colour net to hold the bun. Teacher said, no make-up, no salon type hair and no accessories as it is not a beauty contest. haha

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  12. yummy wedges hehe.. my son favourite too.

    She's so pretty :D

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    1. I love that cheezy wedges too......the sauces were so creamy and tasty

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  13. Big girl already, sweet!
    If I have a daughter I will let her join ballet class too ;)

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    1. I think ballet is good for girl. Making them very graceful

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  14. 45mins? Wow that is very intensive exam.

    She looks good.

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    1. There were a few dances to do, so it took about 45 mins.

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  15. She is so pretty...like a real Ballerina

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  16. Pretty girl... soooo sweet and adorable! :)

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