My arrival at Tring Park happened today, the very moment which I had been waiting for months to come along had finally arrived. I spent the summer months waiting for this moment, being able to set foot on Tring soil in order to make my hazy dream a firm reality.
Ever since my audition for Tring Park for the Performing Arts at the start of this year (January 2014) I knew it was the place where I wanted to learn my trade. What was being said on the day made sense, the layout of the facilities, the informed work rate and ethos and the way in which the existing students portrayed themselves spoke volumes in convincing me that Tring Park was the place where I needed to be.
Today was the day when I took up residence for 3 years and I fully intend to make use of the years ahead of me to become not only a better dancer but also to become an advocate on behalf of Tring Park for them putting their faith in me. The arrival day was long and tiring for no other reason than because I didn’t know what to expect or who anyone was.
I did, however, spend the summer months trying to find out and get to know who the other people were who’d being starting at Tring Park on the same day as me. Doing this put me at ease, as on arrival I immediately recognised faces and names from their social media profiles – and to cap it all the person I am sharing my boarding room with is one of the people I got to know online over the summer months so nothing felt awkward or unnatural.
I know there are long days ahead, and I cannot wait as I thrive on hard work – I cannot abide standing around and waiting. If asked to score just the arrival day at Tring Park I’d have to give it 10 out of 10.
I am sure I will have lows as well as highs but if the arrival day is anything to go by then I am sure all of my forthcoming experience at Tring Park will make me both a better person and a better dancer.