24 May 2010

Ruby Tuesday 5-25-10

MaryT/TheTeach over at Work of the Poet started a photo meme for people who have photographed something red. I love red. Red just jumps out at me. I have lots of photos with red.

This week's photo was made by DD#2 at Radio City Music Hall in March of 2009. It was during her Interim Drama Trip to NYC. For those of you who did not see last week's Ruby Tuesday, Interim is always the week before Spring Break and all students from 7th grade up participate. Interim is a learning experience outside the classroom and there are many different opportunities from which to choose.

The youngest group goes to school and takes life skill classes, such as sewing, cooking, basic automobile knowledge (how to change a tire, etc.), ballroom dancing, how to balance a chequebook, etc. As the children get older they can mentor younger children, shadow professionals for a career in which they are interested, work for Habitat for Humanity, take a special studies workshop, or go on various trips geared toward particular disciplines.

My daughters take after their mother and tend to want to travel. (Hey, there was a reason I worked at a travel agency!) The New York Drama Trip was mostly theatre things. Many shows were seen and the kids got to go backstage and meet actors, directors, stage managers and learn about the tech for the shows. They also took in some of the tourist sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Times Square and others I don't recall at the moment.

These are some of the costumes worn by the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. I first saw the Rockettes on a Fashion Merchandising college trip back in 1975, so I was happy DD#2 got to see them on this trip. They are amazing.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!
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LV said...

I have a program from that show that I found at an estate sale. I am going to feature it soon. It was back in 1955. I enjoyed your blog today very much.

Felisol said...

Sparkling show shot. I like the idea of interim.
Maybe that would be an idea for senior citizens like myself.
What shall I be when I'm 60+.
(That's just where I am now.)

ShutterHappyJenn said...

It's always great to see how time catches up, and letting people "from the future" see what we saw in the past.

My Ruby Tuesday post is up HERE, hope you can check it out. Thank you!

Hootin' Anni said...

Very fun photo!!! I've dreamed of this kinda life many times.

My Ruby Tuesday. I do hope to see you drop by for a visit with me today.

lynda Howells said...

loved this shot for Ruby Tuesdayx Lynda
see my images if u like at http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com

Robin said...

What a great experience for them, I'd love a chance at a backstage tour :).

I've entered a major international photo competition (details are on my blog) and would be most grateful if you'd click through and rate my portfolio (just click on the stars at the bottom (preferably the 5th star - "fantastic" - LOL), easy peasy, no registration or personal details needed). Thanks so much!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

What a wonderful photo, I love ruby red slippes.

How are you doing from your surgery?

Oh, do you have any photos of your parrots?

JEANNE said...

Becky, I missed getting to you on PS. your roses are gorgeous. You know I love those pink roses.

Today I am admiring your red and the story behind the photo. I have always wanted to see the Rockette's in person. Love your wonderful info about your NY trip. I have seen two Broadway plays in NY when my sisters and I visited for a week. Movin On and Mama Mia. I was surprised at how small the theatre's were.

hugs, Jeanne

CafebyJW said...

Lovely red dress.

My Inspiration
Bangkok in Shambles
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Susan L (lily40au) said...

the red costumes are beautiful.

My Ruby Redness

Peggy said...

Lovely photos!