Amy said something in ballet class a while ago that's been making me think. It was something along the lines of «Ballet is more than just the positions. Dancing takes place in between.» She was encouraging us to put a little individuality into our port-de-bras. I realise that proper ballet beginners are supposed to learn … Continue reading Dance Is In Between
On Saturday, my mom and I went to a two-hour stretching workshop with Jay. More than just a long stretching class, the workshop is designed to teach people to stretch better at home. As such, there's quite a bit that you learn and I wanted to share some of the insights with you. 1. Roll … Continue reading Takeaways From The Stretching Workshop
Our ballet class has been missing something and we hadn't even noticed. Amy is super-nice, but then again, she's super-nice. Beginner ballet is not supposed to be nice. It's not supposed to be this totally chill class you just go to to relax a bit. And yet, that's what it has become. On Thursday, a … Continue reading OMG Technique!
This is me taking back everything I've ever said about my current jazz class being boring. Jazz is a veritable adrenaline rush compared to what I'm about to describe, a fun park, a fireworks display. Jazz merely adopted boringness. This new class was born in it, molded by it. And the class in question? My … Continue reading A Whole New Definition Of «Boring»
On Thursday, the director of the «Movement and Sports» department of the adult education school where I take ballet came to us before class to clear up some confusion about which classes would take place when and would be taught by whom. My Thursday 19:30 class will remain untouched but will be taught by Birdie … Continue reading En De-What?
Yesterday, I stepped foot into a gym for a first time in years and immediately turned into a dudebro. Taa-daah! Kidding – hanging out at the gym all the time can be a consequence of dudebroism, but it is not its cause. I joined a network of university gyms that only admit students, employees and … Continue reading Strength Traning!
There, I said it. Two weeks ago, I was all like, oh boy, jazz class is so awesome! (Probably because it was taught by a sub, tbh.) Last week, it was meh. An occasional «meh» is not unsual for dance class or any other activity, but I've been feeling it in jazz for a long … Continue reading Jazz Is Boring