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Brights lights, Cheering fans? Maybe…

Oh my goodness, it’s time for assessments/auditions in the High Desert for the next school year. It’s nerve wracking. We enrolled our son in a performing arts school and he has an assessment this weekend.

Imagine a junior high school as a version of Fame. Oh, yeah…

He’ll play his guitar and must have enough musical pieces to fill up a 10 minute audition. The good news is it’s only an assessment. They’ll be gauging where his skill level is so they know where to place him in regards to his classes.

According to the 11yo, quite a few other kids from his school will
also be attending the same school. This includes his best friend. They are both pretty jazzed about the new school.

I spoke with the BFF’s mom because her son already had his assessment. He did wonderful. He chose theater and his audition was for an hour (yikes!).  But according to his mom, he wasn’t nervous and did a great job.

Both kids have big personalities and have been working hard these past couple of weeks to be ready for their auditions. Talent is great but if you don’t hone your craft, it can go to waste. I’m so proud of both of them.

Remember Debbie Allan, in her leotard, holding a stick and talking
to her class in the opening scene for the show Fame, ““You’ve
got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying … in sweat.”

It always stuck with me because there was a grain of truth in it.

Wasn’t that one of the best opening lines ever?

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  1. February 28, 2013    

    The performing arts school and audition sounds exciting. It reminds me of piano recitals and choir from way back. I hated the recitals but loved playing the piano and singing in choir. What a wonderful opportunity for your son!

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