A Graceful Maiden's Memoir

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song!" - Psalm 28:7

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Dance Camp Pictures

The Beautifully decorated door done by Betsy on my birthday. I had quite a surprise when I opened my door that morning!

I just kept finding more... and more.. and more signs on my birthday!

Getting ready to enjoy the cupcakes, and feeling like a princess!

With my sweet counselor, Betsy Green

My roommate, Sophia and I. She had such lovely, dark hair!

My small group.
Left to right, back: Beth, Kelsy, Hannah, Ashley, Sophia
Front: Katie, Amy, Betsy, Megan, Jenna, and I

The beautiful sight that assailed me each time I walked out of my hall and down the stairs to more classes!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!


  • At 8:56 PM, July 25, 2006, Blogger Ella said…

    I really like the pictures. Plus the fact that all of the girls, from what I can tell are in skirts,and modest ones. That's hard to find.

    (Oh, do you have a southern accent? I love those! I think I do on some words.)

  • At 10:18 PM, July 25, 2006, Blogger Samantha C. Brooks said…

    The pictures are great! Your birthday party looked like fun! Is that dress you're wearing with the blue sash the one you made? just wondering.

  • At 8:21 AM, July 26, 2006, Anonymous miriamhart said…

    The pictures are great, Anna! The fountain is so pretty.

  • At 9:37 AM, July 26, 2006, Blogger Jessica said…

    Pictures...YAY! So were you in the Gillepsie (sp?) dorm? I was too...one of the nicest ones on the campus and I was thankful for that!

    Betsy is so sweet...and looks it too! I didn't get to know her that well while I was there, but I do remember her sweetness...she's so nice and I'm sure she probably made a great counselor!

    Just curious...and I hope you don't mind me asking...were you the only girl who wore long skirts there? I was when I went, most of the girls just walked around in T-shirts and short shorts over their tights and leotard. It wasn't a HUGE deal to be so different, but it's always nice to find other girls like-minded in that way...I hope you did!

  • At 9:37 AM, July 26, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    Glad y'all enjoyed the pictures! The group picture was taken on Sunday after church, so we were all in skirts.

    Ella, I may have a slight Southern accent, but definitely not a heavy one. I don't know... =)

    The sash is actually purple, Sami, (I know it's hard to tell from pictures) but yes, I did make it!

  • At 9:42 AM, July 26, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    oh - and Jessica, your comment just appeared, so...

    Yes, Gillepsie was such a nice dorm! I felt sorry for those cramped in Caldwell.

    Yes, I was the only girl as far as I could tell that wore skirts all the time. A few others wore skirts occasionally, but they were mainly short ones. Yes, the majority wore shorts and a tee-shirt over their leotard and tights. It was okay, it wasn't too bad being different! =)

  • At 11:35 AM, July 26, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    oh - and Jessica, just wondering... What level were you in when you went? How long had you taken dance? Just curious! :-)

  • At 12:30 PM, July 26, 2006, Blogger Jessica said…

    Jessica, just wondering... What level were you in when you went? How long had you taken dance? Just curious!

    Funny you should ask that, because after I heard what level you were in, I was trying to remember what level I was in...and I'm pretty sure it was level seven. And let's see...I was seventeen so that means I would've taken dance...*thinking*...eight years maybe (including the "dance" classes taken when I was five or so). None of those years were intensive at all, the most I ever had was two classes a week and that was only for one year...the other years were just one class a week and only a couple of those years did I have some good technical training. And the year prior to the intensive I didn't have a ballet teacher at home...I was the ballet teacher and so I usually ended up having a ballet class (one that I attended and was challenging) once or twice a month. It was pretty discouraging being placed in level seven at my age...I was probably the oldest one in the class, yet one of the worst dancers. I really had to learn to accept the Lord's sovereignty in the fact that I hadn't been able to have better training prior to then. But anyway...I'm rambling...sorry...hope that answers your question!

  • At 12:35 PM, July 26, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    That sounds exactly like me! I was one of the oldest in level 5, and one of the worst technically... so it was really humbling to learn while there were so many good 12-14 year olds in the class.

    I too had never danced that intensively, having 1 hour class a week for my first two years of praise dance, then 2 classes a week, an hour each these last 3 years. It was hard, because almost everyone I'd met had danced ever since they were 4 or 5, and most had classes almost every day! I also haven't had really good technical training... We're going to try to find a more advanced class for this coming year, especially since I'll be teaching as well.

    Anyways, thanks for telling me!


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