The Russian-American Foundation in New York City would like me to tell you that children who aspire to plie at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy should get their skinny little selves over to Bellevue this Sunday for open auditions:

WHEN: SUNDAY, January 15, 2012

TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 9-14 (age group)

5:45 PM – 7:15 PM 15 years and older (age group)

WHERE: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET - 13440 Northeast 16th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98005

How do you say "get it, gurl!" in Russian? (Skip to minute 4:00.)