Y. wasn't there yesterday and our jazz class was taught by Frodo, a lovely sub we've had a couple of times before. My dancing is solid enough by now that I really enjoy subs. The new people in class were less excited, but that's the way things are for new people. One of the new … Continue reading Why *Do* We Do Tendus?
Isn't it funny that the world ballet is spelled with a double l in English (and French: ballet), a double l and a double t in German (Ballett) and neither in Russian (балет)? That's languages for you. There's nothing else to see here. Move along.
I'm glad Friday's modern class with Beans is the last class of the week. For all that Beans is sweet, tiny and very cute, her class is mercilessly challenging. This term, we've been working on a jungle-themed choreography, which combined powerful, explosive movements with high speed. I loved dancing it, but you don't exactly skip … Continue reading The Thing With Floorwork
Last weeks ballet and yesterdays jazz class have both been marred by the same thing: my lack of speed in certain moves. In one instance, the culprits were my frappés, in the other, my core isolations. As the only ballet move (at least in the beginner's repertoire) that requires you to flex the ankle of … Continue reading I Need Some Speed
No more Mr. Adorable! 😦 But also no more adductor injury! #physiotherapy
Many of the dance pages I follow on Facebook have been going on about the World Ballet Day this week. Yesterday morning, the excited posts reached peak hype intensity, so I decided to google World Ballet Day and see what all the fuss was about. Fortunately, I had just run out of work to do, … Continue reading World Ballet Day!
I have written about thigh envy before. Yesterday, I got to touch the thigh of a professional dancer and circus artist and oh boy. I better start from the beginning. Yesterday, we went to see an amazing varieté show at our local theatre. Hosted by renowned Swiss comedy and cabaret artist duo, Ursus & Nadeschkin, … Continue reading Palpable Thigh Envy