Today's modern rehearsal was fun insofar as it involved lots of running around, stuffed animals and confusion. I was kinda imagining rehearsals to be nothing but relentless buffing of the choreography, so the chaos is still a bit of a surprise, albeit a pleasant one - it makes rehearsals that much more interesting. So far, … Continue reading Fourth Rehearsal: Mad Mathematics
The tickets for our performance are already on sale. The costumes are on their way, even though both teachers evade questions about their appearance, which is somewhat disquieting. I wasn't feeling great before the rehearsal. I've had a week full of long days, my head and my heel were hurting and I was not at … Continue reading Third Rehearsal: It’s Happening
Well, except to wash them, of course. (This post was (almost) written a good long while ago but never published. All the points are still just as valid though.) I now take both ballet and modern in my leotards/tights/shorts. I usually wear knee-length sweatpants over the tights/leotard combo in modern and an incredibly useful piece … Continue reading Ballet Clothes Are Awesome And I’m Never Taking Them Off Again
Jaina is a master of student deception by understatement. She regularly tricks us all into doing things we think we can't. It goes like this: Jaina: I'm gonna show you a little something from the next bit of the choreography. *sits down comfortably* You all remeber the shoulder stand from school PE classes? Everyone: *nods … Continue reading Teacher’s Tricks
The second rehearsal for the modern recital started off with name-calling during warm-up. People from two classes take part in this particular rehearsal: my Monday modern class and a Friday modern contemporary. Today, I got to meet the Friday teacher and it was... weird. For warm-up, she had us walk around the studio, make eye … Continue reading Second Rehearsal: Between a Mat and a Green Elephant
As you know, the dork is firmly ensconsed in performance dance. My experiences with ballroom dancing are limited to the waltz we had to learn for primary school graduation and the two times I was actually at a party as a teen and someone attempted to teach me salsa and disco fox respectively. I don't … Continue reading Salsa Is Strange
If you think that the human body is really very gross and people talking about brushing their teeth is TMI already, you won't like this post. Although it certainly pays to be informed about the subject, so I suggest you read it anyway. (No pictures. I do have some standards.) My painful heel has remained painful after … Continue reading Wart The Hell?!