No emperors were harmed in the making of this post, I promise! I had to go to the Big City on Friday for reasons unrelated to dance. Friday also happened to be payday and I happened to have some time for shopping. I decided to buy something pretty to wear on week-end outings. And then … Continue reading New Clothes!
I have now officially resumed all my classes except stretching and nothing very exciting happened. I haven't forgotten anything, I didn't lose all my conditioning – or any, of course, since all I missed was a week of classes. In some ways, I came back better than I left. One thing that makes me satisfied … Continue reading Fixing Things
I have made my glorious return to jazz yesterday. I didn't push my hamstring too far and it return, it behaved itself. My flat back looked less than impressive, I skipped the pancake stretch entirely and didn't go full knee-yourself-in-the-face on the grands battements but that's the extent of it. My biggest problem had nothing … Continue reading Just Looking?
I've been quite the diva this past week because OMG! I can't even go to dance class! This injury is the worst! I will lose everything I've worked so hard to achieve! I suffer so greatly from the lack of dancing in my life! Today marks the eighth day without dance class. I expect to … Continue reading The Benefits of Dance
This is not a political blog, so I won't talk about the US election. Let's just say that it got to me and the otherwise sub-optimal week was exacerbated by this. I had to skip both jazz and ballet this week in order to give my hamstring time to recover. I played with the idea … Continue reading Hamstring Rehab
I am not a smart person. I like to think that I am, but I usually prove myself wrong. Take last Wednesday's jazz class for example. We were doing our usual warm-up routine which includes some stretches at the end. The pancake stretch is one of those. I'm sure you've done it before: You sit … Continue reading Hamstrung!
Are you familiar with Wheaton's Law? Originally coined by Wil Wheaton to promote sportsmanship in online gaming, it is a very simple concept which makes co-existing with other humans so much easier for everybody. The Law states simply, «Don't be a dick». And there's a reason I'm bringing this up now. This week-end, I went … Continue reading Don’t Be a Dick