When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a famous ballerina…
I think a lot of girls do. This past Wednesday, I got to live out this dream.
When Gracie asked me if I wanted to take a ballet class and see the nutcracker with her… it was a very easy decision.
I took ballet when I was younger and minored in dance while at The University of Miami. I always love dance and the expression of music through movement. I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to see The NYC Ballet and see the Nutcracker (yes, I have never seen it!!)
Gracie, Monica and I all met at Gracie’s around 9am (seemed earlier because of my looooong walk across the city). Canon Camera had sent car service for us to bring us to Lincoln Center.
When we arrived, we were given adorable New York City Ballet leg warmers + a very cozy NYC Ballet dance shirt. We truly felt like real professionals haha.
The whole day experience was part of Canon’s THE BIG MOMENT, featuring the new EOS Rebel SL1 camera, which is the world’s lightest and smallest DSLR. We got to play with the cameras, learn special features (LIKE AMAZING FILTERS IN THE CAMERA), and take pictures during our tour. This is definitely one of the top things on my wish list now.We had the rare opportunity to learn part of a Nutcracker dance – from NYC Ballet Dancers (Jared Angel, Daniel Ulbricht, and Abi Stafford) that are actually IN the Nutcracker. It was so much fun dancing with the girls and learning a part of a routine (it made me remember how much I miss dancing). We then had the opportunity to watch them dance and take pictures with the Canon cameras. Below is one of the shots:
After an incredible lunch, we got a backstage tour of the Nutcracker. The Theater was beautiful and we even got to be on the stage. The entire group was snapping away with their Canon EOS Rebel SL1 cameras. I could not believe how light the camera was. I have used the 5D before, and I love the quality but for events it can be very heavy. Also, by coupling with STM lenses, the EOS Rebel SL1 yields much quieter video – basically that means no clicking-on feedback. I think this is a camera that any blogger or creative should have. Hint Hint to my husband if he is reading this.