That’s right, this Saturday marked the ever-popular Studio Dress rehearsal, wherein the entirety of Butler Ballet gathers to run the show in order, with costumes, in the largest dance studio in Lilly Hall.
Studio Dress generally lasts much longer for The Nutcracker than for Midwinter Dance Festival or the spring story ballet because usually only The Nutcracker is double cast, necessitating two full runs. This year, we split The Nutcracker studio dress rehearsal into two days, because President Danko’s inauguration cut into the rehearsal slot. An oddity, if you recall.
Studio Dress, step-by-step:
- Up at 8:30 to clean the kitchen and eat breakfast, in that order
- English homework until 10:30
- Prep for rehearsal (make lunch, do hair, get dressed, warm up) until 11:30
- Walk to dance studios
- Warm-up at 12:15
- Gather costume, do hair again after warmup, 1 pm ish
- Run the program!
- Film classwork for audition videos…
- Chinese food outing!
- Prep for audition tomorrow
- Sleep (forthcoming)
And that’s my rather uninteresting schedule of events. Notice I did not include laundry, which means I’ll be washing a few things in the sink before the week is out… I don’t need nice tights for the shows, though, since our beautiful costumes lack leg coverings.