Step 3: Practice, Practice, Practice!

This past weekend, I went to the Alvin Ailey SI audition with my good friend DeDe. I can say that this was the BEST audition that I have had yet! I used all of the auditioning skills I learned from the previous auditions and applied them to this one.

I was nervous at first, since there were a TON of people there (I believe the numbers started around 50’s and ended around the 150’s? aka TONS OF PEOPLE!). Thankfully, I think I did amazingly! Whether I get in or not I am very proud of myself.

This was an awesome experience though, a full audition with ballet center and Horton techniques. The things I noticed: a couple which were very intimidating and good! They ballet ran together to the center for every phrase and held their hands in proper positions before they would begin.. They even dressed alike! How cool?!? There was this cool girl I had seen from the LINES audition, she was accepted to LINES, who blew me away YET AGAIN! I feel I did great in the entire audition except the darn petite allegro section.. its my kryptonite. The worst part was that it was an easy combination, just had to get my head together. Overall, this audition was not as bad as the Hubbard Street and LINES auditions.

Still, more training is needed.

I am glad to say that I am continuing my training at school: Pilates, Ballet III, Floor Barre, and a ballet class outside school. I am very excited to see my progress and cannot wait for whats to come: “Solo for Shoes” at ACDFA, and performing with NRD at Celebrate Dance and at the Marsee Theater in El Camino on my graduation day (B.s Physics).

Lots more to come!

Goal: $5000 (this accumulates to the cost of attending one intensive)
Due: May 2013

If 100 people would donate $50 my goal would be successful (but any amount of donation is appreciated)

I can be reached at RMEDINA49@TOROMAIL.CSUDH.EDU
Also at my Facebook

Thank You for your time!

Sincerely,

Ruben

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Step 2a: Unexpected Surprises – Acceptance

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I got accepted! I am the happiest guy on Earth right now!

Just thought I’d let any of my readers know! ūüėČ I need the public’s support now more than ever!

Goal: $5000 (this accumulates to the cost of attending one intensive)
Due: May 2013

If 100 people would donate $50 my goal would be successful (but any amount of donation is appreciated)

I can be reached at RMEDINA49@TOROMAIL.CSUDH.EDU
Also at my Facebook

Thank You for your time!

Sincerely,

Ruben

Step 2: Wake Up Call – Auditions

First day of school!

Not sure if anyone actually reads these, but I thought it was time to update my blog…Since Christmas I have: taken ballet at several different studios, performed with Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, and attended two¬†major¬†auditions for summer intensives (LINES & Hubbard St.)

I guess you can that these auditions were a wake up call!  Note to self: More audition skills needed! I was so nervous I forgot all of my ballet at both of the auditions (basically, I had two left feet), but there is no need for excuses, I know I will do better next time for sure.  Unfortunately, I was not accepted into the LINES summer program, and I am waiting on the Hubbard Street results.

I have just started school again today, and I am very eager to continue my training.  I believe I will be attending a few more auditions, even if its just for the experience.  I know I have more to offer, if I am given the opportunity.  Positive thinking from now on, and tons more ballet and modern!

Enjoy a sample of my work: Tree of Life by Ruben Medina. My dance begins at 0:25:25!

Also me performing in other works: Schlemeil by Marco Carreon (@ 0:01:30) , and Silences We Bear by Chanada Turner (@ 1:13:38).


Goal: $5000 (this accumulates to the cost of attending one intensive)
Due: May 2013

If 100 people would donate $50 my goal would be successful (but any amount of donation is appreciated)

I can be reached at RMEDINA49@TOROMAIL.CSUDH.EDU
Also at my Facebook

Thank You for your time!

Sincerely,

Ruben