I Failed?! (Thank You)

You guys know that back in March, I took my Advanced II exam. If you watched that Vlog, you’ll know that I had some pointe shoe drama. Well, my exam results came in about a couple weeks ago, and I failed the exam.

STANDARD NOT ATTAINED

My teacher texted me that morning and told me the news. To be honest, I’d already prepared myself as soon as I left the exam room for the possibility that I would fail. Of course, I also was hoping that the examiner would forgive the technical difficulty, but that was not the case. I wasn’t at all surprised, but I did feel a bit irritated. Not with the examiner, but with the situation.

The scoring of the exam works like this: if you fail one section, you fail the whole exam. You can score as high as 10/10 points. This was my score chart:

Technique 1: Barre   9/10

Technique 2: Port De Bras, Center Practice, Pirouettes:    8/10

Technique 3: Adage   7/10

Technique 4: Allegro 1, 2, 3 & 4   8/10

Technique 5: Pointe Barre, Enchainment 1 & 2     4/10

Technique 6: Pointe    3/10 (Failed)

Music:    9/10

Performance:    9/10

Variation Technique:    4/10

Variation Performance:    9/10

Total Score: 70% (Standard Not Attained)

Had I not failed my pointe technique score, I would’ve passed with a distinction. I was talking to my best friend about this and he asked me (in my opinion) if it was worst to fail or pass with a merit. I honestly feel like failing was better than passing with a merit, and I answered that with confidence.

I am so proud of myself. I have never seen four 9/10 scores in one exam before, and my score of 8/10 for Allegro 1, 2, & 3 is the highest jumping score I’ve ever had. Though the paper says that I did not meet the standards of passing, I don’t see it as failing. I see it as overcoming hurdles I didn’t think I could overcome.

The next step is to retake the exam next year. I’m excited to reach my goal of getting distinction and moving on to Solo Seal!

And to those of you who read my Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat post on this, thank you so very much for the messages of encouragement and inspiring posts you sent to me. Thank you for your support, your love, and for your kind words. I took each and every message to heart and was overwhelmed by you. I’m so glad that you guys have found inspiration in my failures!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

Updated Performance Makeup Routine!

Hey Guys!

I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Today’s video is bringing you my very full-coverage, intense, sweat proof performance makeup tutorial. If you have any performances coming up, what is it called and what role are you playing?

Good luck to all my ballet dancer beauties out there! You guys will do fantastic!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

LIFE ON POINTE Episode 22

Ugh… guys!!!

I’m kind of irritated that I don’t have my exam results in yet!!! I mean, how long can you make a dancer wait?!

In all seriousness, this week was pretty dang mellow. I went to my normal Monday classes and had a private (finally) with Mr. Pegler. My local teacher and her family ended up getting the flu so I decided to stay home. I did some serious cardio (thanks to my aunt for giving me some tips!) and some barre work in my room.

But seriously… I’m still waiting on my exam results… and I’m getting slightly impatient. *sighs*

I love you guys so much, and I’ll see you on Wednesday!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

What I Eat In A Day + Vlog!

Hey guys!

I haven’t Vlogged in a while and I really missed doing it! So on Saturday, I filmed my chill day and combined it with a what I eat in a day video as well!

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day if I’m being completely honest. I never skip breakfast. This day, I made some scrambled eggs with cheese, two pieces of turkey bacon, and a piece of sourdough toast. Another thing I love doing is putting avocado on toast and putting the eggs on top and it is incredibly filling and a balanced meal. I had a cup of coffee with my meal because (very sadly) I am addicted to it and love coffee so much.

LUNCH

To be honest, I probably skip lunch a lot more than I should. Sometimes I actually forget about lunch and don’t eat. However, when I do eat lunch, I usually go for the leftovers from the night before. This lunch was Teriyaki Chicken (link to recipe here!) and a bowl of mango and strawberries. At this time of day, I’m not usually that hungry, so this was a pretty small meal and I loved it.

DINNER

This night, my family, a family friend and I all went out to dinner. I ended up getting a caesar salad, a ribeye steak and a baked potato. Let me just tell you, it was incredible. On a normal night, I’ll cook something meant to last two days. Some of my favorite recipes are Chicken Burrito Bowls, Chili, and Lasagna paired with a vegetable.

I hope you enjoyed this post! I really enjoyed Vlogging and hopefully I’ll be doing it more often! I love you guys so much!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose