The University of Utah has a very good Ballet program, one linked with the Ballet West. Elizabeth wants to double major in Ballet with a teaching emphasis and Mathematics (yes, I know you can see how these go together). So the first Saturday in November, Liz tried out for the first time for the ballet program. First thing they told her is that she couldn't be accepted to the program until she was accepted to the University. She was waiting for her high school to send the official transcript. And second, it would take two weeks to hear IF she got in. Her friend it took three times because it is such a competitive program. Dancers come from all over to take at the U.
She felt like her technique did not go as well as she could have done. But she felt better about her pointe work. Luckily, she has done the UofU/Ballet West Summer Intensive the past two summers and actually knew the teacher doing the pointe work.
Well, she still hasn't been accepted to the U.
But less than a week later she was accepted to the Ballet Department! We're so excited and proud of her!