Ballet Clothes Are Awesome And I’m Never Taking Them Off Again

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

Teacher’s Tricks

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

Second Rehearsal: Between a Mat and a Green Elephant

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