Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nutcracker...



Today, we went to the Georgetown Library to see a Nutcracker Docent Presentation -- by a Ballet of Austin, dancer. We learned the history of classical ballet, the training of a dancer, score and component. Some interesting facts too ... for example, a professional ballerina will go through several shoes a week, and a Tutu has 100 yards of Tulle (fabric) which is the length of a football field. We also learned costuming, and theatre etiquette.

Our homeschool group is getting prepared to see the Nutcracker Ballet next week in Austin. This will be my 3rd time seeing the Nutcracker.

We also signed up for piano lessons at the Texas Fine Arts Academy for the spring semester. For homeschoolers, it's only $40 a month! I've been searching for lessons for quite some time and this is the best deal I've seen. Pamela and I worked out a deal. She takes the lessons, and when she comes home, she has to teach me!

Guess where Pamela is standing?

She's at the library.

This was my first visit the Georgetown library since they've rebuilt in 2007. Since WHEN do libraries serve food??? This one serves coffee, pizza, and all kinds of yummy temptations! WOW!

I checked around and found that several libraries are adding cafe's. This is to make the library a social place.

What a neat way to spend the day.

7 comments:

Patty said...

Goodness, I have never seen a library like that either; it makes me think of a bookstore.

Is Pamela excited about the piano lessons?

Tiffiney said...

wow what a library to serve up some food...my child wants to take piano to..it is really expensive...you are getting a good deal!

I have seen the nutcracker live..loved it! :)

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

I think it's a great idea for a library to serve food and drink. Books and good food go together.
Mom did the same with me and the piano lessons.. she paid for me to learn and I'd return home and teach her. cheaper that way :)

Texas Mom said...

I had no idea that grandma paid for your piano lessons.

By the way, the academy asked if my piano was TUNED, and I said that "grandma was visiting and said it sounded okay"... the lady raised her eyebrows and said the CD's and books (she sent home with PJ) will prove whether my piano needs tuned. Either way, since I'm a member, a tune-up is only $75. This sounds better than the $150 I've heard given over the phone.

We'll see how it goes.

Live.Love.Eat said...

What a great deal you have going on with the piano lessons. And I am so loving that library. My kinda place!!!!!

Sunny said...

Wow that is a really good price for piano lessons!I love the library cafe!

Daisy said...

Wow, who would have known a tutu took that much fabric!! I would love to know how to play a piano. I tinker around with my keyboard, but it's nothing I would want others to hear me playing outside of my house ...lol! That library is awesome! Wow, I wish we had that where I live! A cappachino while searching for books ... I'd be there a loooong time! What a great idea!