Becca Sirof, March 2011 Student of the Month
Every month a student of the Integral Ballet School is honored for noteworthy achievements, extraordinary behavior and/or general excellence. These achievements may or may not be dance-related but show what it means to be an exemplary student of ballet. We love to see our students going above and beyond in every area of their lives.
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March 2011, Student of the Month: Becca Sirof
Becca Sirof is a Level 1 student at Integral Ballet. This fall Becca was invited to take a Level 2 class and understudy the choreography. An understudy has the hardest job of all the dancers in a ballet because they have to know everyone’s part, not just their own.
Becca did a fantastic job learning Cinderella’s Masquerade, Level 2’s ballet piece for this year’s recital. She knows the choreography for the entire 3 minute ballet and every week fills in for a different dancer. Becca has been a huge help to the Level 2 group and to her teachers, Miss Erin and Miss Lauren. Becca has also been invited to participate in Integral’s ballet company: The FAITH Dance Project in this fall’s production of Ballet’s Greatest Ghost Stories.
Becca tells us about understudying:
What is the hardest part about being an understudy? It's hard because you have to know most of the steps; even the other people's steps. And it's hard when someone is absent especially if it's a tall person and than a short person and all the steps are different.
Do you have a favorite ballet step? Yes, it's chasser which I learned in level 1. But in level 2 I learned how to turn out my foot when I do chasser in fourth position.
What made you want to audition for the ballet company? I always want to be performing in shows.
Are you excited about being a part of the ballet company and all the hard work that goes into it? I am excited and I want to tell everyone that is going to be moving up to level 2 that they better practice alot!
To see our past students of the month click here:
Sabrina Cortor, February 2011