Keep dancing your dance (& other things I wish I could have told a stranger 13 yrs ago)

Ballet Shoes © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

When I was 10, I auditioned for the National Ballet School. There were 4 of us in this particular audition – myself, a girl I barely remember with fuzzy brown hair, a boy, and then The Girl. The Girl who danced like she had angel wings. I’d been dancing for 5 years and my teachers […]

Ready to dance.

Hannah in her new dance clothes

I think this picture pretty much says it all. We went and bought Hannah’s dance clothes and shoes on Saturday. Everything fit perfectly, first try. She looked beautiful. She looked like a dancer. She felt like a dancer. She couldn’t stop bouncing for joy, and the owner of the store couldn’t stop laughing to see […]

An update on Hannah.

Everyone, thank you so much for all of your kind words yesterday. So much wisdom, so much generosity, so much support and love and goodness. You guys rock my world. But things haven’t been so good in Hannah’s world the last week. Her boyfriend lost his job. Money that was supposed to be set aside […]

Brainstorm with me?

So there’s been a bit of a misunderstanding about how much money we need to pay for Hannah’s dance classes. I completely blame myself.  I should have done some double checking. But what it means is that we need another $485, instead of $237. I’m running out of ideas. I’ve still got the prints for […]