Well, what a huge day yesterday. Kyah did the audition for Melbourne City Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We needed to be in Byron Bay before 10am for the audition, which meant we needed to leave home about 8am, so Kyah would have time to settle in and adequately warm-up beforehand. The kids went in just after 10am and at about 11am, we found out who was successful and who wasn’t. Kyah was successful.
Kyah was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in both the 2.30pm and 7.30pm performances; the only child that was. She was required back at the theatre by 1.30pm for the first performance, so we were able to leave and have some lunch and do her hair and makeup ready for the first performance. Fortunately, Kyah had learned the dance the day before in anticipation of the audition, so she was familiar with what to do.
I did not watch the first show because I had already organised with Clare, one of Kyah’s dance teachers, to watch the evening show. So Kyah’s first performance with a big ballet company was not seen by me!!! Oh dear. I’ve seen almost every dance she has ever performed, and I miss that!!!
I picked Kyah up about 4.30pm, Kyah said she felt really pleased with her performance; she knew her routine and felt confident. That is great, I was so pleased, but not surprised. Kyah has really come a long way in the last 12 months. She has matured so much, and her confidence in her ability, has increased. This was essential because she had been crushed emotionally by a number of people over the last few years, people that really should have been building her up and instilling confidence in her talent and ability. Kyah’s journey has been more than just a physical healing journey from her foot injury. It has also been about her believing in herself again, and this is really starting to come to fruition now and she knows, whose she is, where she wants to go, and what is important and necessary to her, in order to get there. Those that have negatively impacted Kyah really don’t have much affect on her now, which is so good, especially considering some of these people are adults.
Phil 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
We had a bite to eat and got ready for the evening show. She was back at the theatre by 6.15pm, ready to go again. Clare, (dance teacher), her mum, Jane, and I watched the evening show. Melbourne City Ballet did a great job. There are some talented ballet dancers in the company and it was a real pleasure to watch the performance. Obviously it was lovely to see Kyah dance with Melbourne City Ballet and she just fitted in perfectly. No nerves, just beautiful to watch. She is definitely blessed with a talent to do ballet.
Thank you Melbourne City Ballet for the opportunity for kids, like Kyah, to be able to dance alongside professional ballet dancers, it was great.
By the time Kyah got changed and we drove home, it was almost midnight. Long day. Sunday … a day of rest and catch-up. Now to prepare for the next commitment.