(Image courtesy BYU Ballet)
So The Divas Ballet exam this year was a bit of a big deal.
No longer the little pretty dances and character skirts of her younger days.
This years' variation at the end of the exam, was a Tango.
Now I was a bit taken aback when she told me this. A Tango? Really? Not really very Royal Academy of Dance, now, is it? Very sort of good girl/bad girl in a way.
But, oh my. When I saw her dance it, my mind was very quickly changed. This was RAD? Well it sure is RAD as in 'radical', but it's not Royal Academy of Dance. Scarcely traditional, and a bit....well....saucy really!
I can't share The Divas version, because she's a bit shy. But this sweet ballerina below does a lovely version, and if you squint and imagine a taller, red haired young lady with very long legs doing the same dance, you'd come close!
I'm so glad she's hung in there for the interesting part of her dance education. So many students abandon dance classes in favour of part time jobs and a social life in their teens.
Our girl gets the thrill of learning how to really dance.
And it's beautiful to watch.