You don't think ballet is hard? Then this blog is not for you. Only mortals allowed here, y'know. If you do think ballet is hard, congratulations: you are a human being who has tried ballet. Allow me to elaborate with a bad drawing of me trying to balance in passé relevé: In my experience, it doesn't … Continue reading Why Ballet Is Hard
Intermediate jazz did happen yesterday, but not in a way we expected. My mom, Cloud, another girl whom I'll call Elsa and me all actually dared to show up for intermediate. But when we entered the studio, full of trepidation, Y. wasn't there. Turns out she fell ill and sent a sub. Since subs usually … Continue reading So Much Stretching
What is it with adult dance students and self-deprecation? It is a rather popular activity in every single one of my dance classes. When a classmate says you're good at something, you either deny it completely or explain that it took you forever to learn, like, seriously, you should've seen me back then, I was … Continue reading Self-Deprecation
What was the weirdest thing you have ever been asked to do in a dance class? I've just been told to hit myself in modern. It wasn't just me. Modern class resumed today and to give us an easy warm-up after the holidays, Jaina told us to hit ourselves. Slap ourselves, technically: quick little pats … Continue reading Stop Hitting Yourself!
On this blog, I talk (mostly) about dancing. So when I talk about this blog, I talk about myself talking about dancing, which is ever so meta. Anyway, because I like to pretend that this is A Blog and not just a blog (though not yet to the point where the delusions would require medical … Continue reading Such Social Media. Wow.
Everyone has those, right? So does my ballet classroom. Remember that skeleton in the little closet off the classroom that helped me out during a tough lesson once? It was gone the next week, and that made me sad. But, as I have recently discovered, it did not go far. It turns out there is … Continue reading The Skeletons In The Closet
Someone totally did! And that someone was Y. in yesterday's jazz class. After surveying our pathetic attempts at an extended stretching routine, Y. announced a splits challenge. We have until the end of January to master the front spilts both ways. Whoever gets there first will get six weeks of class for free. If everyone … Continue reading Did Someone Say Splits Challenge?!