...for two weeks. Meh. I got a new tattoo on my lower leg yesterday, which has been years in planning. I made my appointment during the summer break on purpose: you're usually discouraged from any strenous physical activity while healing a tat, and in the summer, I would miss the fewest classes. Despite this, after … Continue reading No Dancing :[
A while ago, we did a new stretching exercise in jazz. It was fairly close to a half-lotus, except with your shins parallel to your pelvis, basically putting the foot of one leg to the knee of the other and vice versa. Then the teacher had us bend slowly forward at the hips, with a … Continue reading Finding Flexibility
On Friday, my summer ballet class started. It is taught by The Other Teacher - my school has a couple of basic ballet courses split between two young and pretty teachers. I have heard about The Other Teacher, but have never seen her or been to her class. Oh boy. The Other Teacher talks in … Continue reading No Eyebrows, Please!
Today was the last jazz class before the summer break. Only three people showed up, the rest being on vacation/at a party/working late/too damn hot/abducted by aliens (delete as applicable). The good thing about a really small class like that is that the teacher gets to see almost every mistake you make and give you tailor-made corrections. … Continue reading Tendu Hard
We learned a new step in ballet class last week. It is called a failli and is something like a very elegant falling over out of an arabesque, at least the way we do it. According to the internet and to some important ballet technique book, failli means «giving way». According to my teacher, it … Continue reading Everything failli
We are currently having this thing here in Switzerland where it will be over 30°C on Monday, and by Wednesday it will be 17°C and pouring. We call it sum-mer. It has the undeniable advantage over more traditional forms of summer in that it allows everyone to complain about the weather all the time. It … Continue reading Coordi-what?
I have made the mistake of downloading Pokémon Go. It's not even officially out in Switzerland yet, but of course everyone is playing it anyway. Including me. Of course. For those who missed the hype somehow: Pokémon Go is an augmented reality mobile game where you walk around in the real world, find virtual items, … Continue reading Carrot On a Stick