Monday, July 8, 2013

Le premier stage d’été de l’École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris

Salut, tous ceux qui lisent ce blog ! C'est Sandrine. Où suis-je ? Je suis au premier stage d’été de l’École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris !!!! 

That's right, everybody. I am at the first summer intensive of the Paris Opera Ballet School! The intensive marks the three hundred year anniversary of the school, and it is located at the Paris Opera Ballet School, of course. Contrary to popular belief, the school itself isn't in Paris. It is outside of Paris in a town called Nanterre, and Nanterre is connected to Paris by métro. 

I feel like the luckiest girl to have gotten accepted! I was thrilled to stay in an actual dorm room, though if only I could stay in one of those rooms as an actual student. I brought some posters and a pretty rug to make the stark, white walls of the room brighter. Before I unpacked, I sat on my bed and daydreamed about my future career (because I WILL make this happen) as a dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet.

Then, I heard a knock on my door. It was my roommate. I hated having to share a room at home, so what made anybody think I wanted to share a room here? I was hoping that my roommate would be decent, but it turns out, she wasn't. It was Aurélie. I had almost forgotten that she got accepted to the summer intensive, too. 
"As-tu super envie de danser ?" She asked me in her usual, pathetically quiet voice.

From that point on, c'est la guerre. I am Sandrine Giselle Bouchard, the brightest star in the sky. Nobody will take my shine, especially Aurélie Faubert. I'm going to dance until my toes bleed and my leg muscles hurt.

We will be here until the 18th, and I will keep you updated on my wonderful, life-changing experience that NOBODY will ruin for me.

Bisous,
Sandrine



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