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
The Pixar classic A Bug's Life. As commented by next class' jazz teacher after surveying our attempts at our current modern choreography. It's even funnier in German, because the movie is literally called The Great Crawling. To be fair, there's a part where we actually crawl backwards for four counts to avoid turning the floorwork … Continue reading Things Your Dancing Should Not Look Like, Part 2
There's a nice young woman in my Monday modern class whose name I keep forgetting. She had her first class there on the very same day as me. I had been taking classes for almost a year at that point, so I had a head start. She knows this and so (I hope) doesn't resent … Continue reading Bad Conscience?
I have been terrible about posting this week, so let me catch up really quickly. On Tuesday, I got a high five from Mr. Adorable for having successfully attended all my dance classes with hardly any complaints from the adductors. I only noticed them a tiny bit in ballet when Amy had us do super-fast … Continue reading A High Five And Some Good News
As predicted, 'twas but a scratch. My adductors healed just peachy and were perfectly alright by Saturday. The bruising from the massage to fix the injury lasted a day or so longer than the actual injury. So I headed off to modern yesterday. Before class, the adductors tried to pretend they were a bit tight and … Continue reading All Shoulders Are Not Created Equal
...you suck at all the combinations so damn much. And then, in the last five minutes, Carrots mentions doing this last week and you suddenly remeber you weren't there last week. You were at a photoshoot in Ticino last week, which would probably explain you not knowing the newer parts of the combinations so well. … Continue reading When You Spend The Whole Class Wondering Why…
When I was announcing my decision to join Beans' Friday Modern Contemporary class to all and sundry before the holidays, everyone from her class was very supportive, but warned me that Beans does a lot of floorwork. Great, I thought. I like floorwork. I'm heckin' good at floorwork. Last Friday, I had my first actual class … Continue reading Modern Contemporary: ROFL