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.
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
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
On Wednesday and Thursday respectively, I've had my first jazz and ballet classes after the injury and the subsequent break... and they went amazingly well! Remind me to try (and probably fail) to express my gratitude to Mr. Adorable in a non-creepy way. I was slightly worried about my not-so-Nordic hamstring before jazz, but it … Continue reading I Can DEFINITELY Dance
Physiotherapy is prescribed in courses of nine appointments in Switzerland and today was my eighth one. I was not entirely happy with this. Modern only starts in two weeks and jazz and ballet classes won't resume until September. While my adductors are feeling a lot better, I'm not entirely sure they're 100% and I obviously … Continue reading Moar Physiotherapy