Hi everyone,<P>I just found this board a few days ago and wanted to introduce myself and say how much I'm enjoying reading all the messages here. I recognize a few names from the ballet.co.uk boards, which I've been frequenting much longer. (But only posting occasionally, under the name 'Marie Madelaine'.)I particularly remember Sugar Plum Fairy, because she's always very supportive of my favorite dancer, Sir Anthony Dowell!
<P>I took ballet and jazz as a child, and went to an adult beginner ballet class this fall. I also started figure skating as an adult, and took the ballet class to help me with flexibility and line. So, I don't really feel qualified to call myself 'a dancer',with my limited experience, but I'm still a huge fan of dance.<P>I'm really excited to be going to see the Royal Ballet at the Kennedy Center in a couple weeks. (Ethan Stiefel and Sarah Wildor in "La Fille mal gardee".) So far, I've only seen live performances twice- a local company, and the Russian National Ballet. I'll try to post a review afterwards.<P>Anyway, it's great to be here.<BR>