ARGH I've missed blogging so much, you guys! I've been crazy busy in this past few weeks. A couple of minor health blerghs nonwithstanding, I've been dancing and training like crazy, got involved with a cool new volunteer project, set up and enacted a social media strategy at work, went to see a burlesque show, … Continue reading Missed You!
It seems that whenever I join a modern class, I immediately get drafted into a recital. Which is a good thing! In yesterday's Advanced modern, Grace asked us if we'd be willing to participate in the studio's summer recital in the city theatre. My Monday / Friday school only has a recital for everybody every … Continue reading Another Recital!
I've now been to Advanced modern class three times and have had some time to settle in. It is very different from both Monday and Friday mixed-level classes in several ways. Here are some things that struck me as very different: The technical difficulty of the Advanced class is somewhat limited. It requires a solid … Continue reading Advanced Realisations
I tend to go a bit overboard on pretty much anything I enjoy. This explains why I have four dance classes and two gym sessions a week. Last year, missing a class would've caused me acute bad conscience. I'd drag myself to class when injured «to see how it goes» and feel terrible if the … Continue reading Chilling Out
Merriam-Webster provides, among others, the following definitions for the word «advanced»: being beyond others in progress or ideas being beyond the elementary or introductory greatly developed beyond an initial stage As of last Wednesday, all of these are applicable to my dancing! Yeah! Well, maybe not applicable as such and maybe not to my dancing as such, but I was permitted to join the … Continue reading Advanced!
Classes resume at different times in my different dance schools, so my return to dance after the holidays has been gradual and painless. For our first ballet class last Thursday, Birdie decided that we were going to whine about it anyway, so she might as well give us something to whine about: the class was … Continue reading Back In Action (For Now)
Birdie gave us an amazing piece of advice on Thursday. Like most good advice, it seems trivial: finish each movement. Don't sneak out of a rond de jambe as soon as your foot is out of your sight – make sure to bring it all the way to the back. This, she said, goes for … Continue reading Finish What You Started