Monthly Archives: February 2011

Let’s talk about pointe, Baby

Ok, so people still ask me all the time when I’m going on pointe. Which is annoying for reasons I’ve already explained involving arm fat. Thing is, The Adult Beginner hasn’t daydreamed about pointe in a long time. Because the … Continue reading

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kindle my ass!

Reading Jennifer Homans’ Apollo’s Angels on the kindle for iPad. Not enjoying the reading as much as I thought I would. Woah, I mean, not like that, I Love the actual book! It’s fantastic! Love! Just not loving the kindle … Continue reading

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Jump from my heels? Really?

So, I’m in class, and Smirnoff calls out, “My Dear! You must jump from your heels! Not the balls of your feet. Your heels, my dear. You must jump from your heels or you will have no height in your … Continue reading

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Question Mark is the Magic Number

Found my scale last week. Put it in the bathroom. It’s been sitting there, just waiting to tell me what this magical, pirouette inducing weight is. Yeah, as Smirnoff says, I’m Turning Again. Got a correction during the barre pirouette … Continue reading

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Still Life with Extension Cord

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Unsolicited ballet-related parenting advice from non-parents!!

Everyone loves unsolicited advice, right? Especially about parenting, right? Especially from people who are not parents, right? Well everyone is in Luck! Here’s some unsolicited ballet-related parenting advice from non-parents. First from Smirnoff “Back when I taught in Argentinta, whenever … Continue reading

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Things that go cramp in the night

The Adult Beginner was woken in the night by a Monstrous Leg Cramp. One of the muscles that attaches at the knee and runs upward through the inner thigh had been switched into the ON position, and was steadily, painfully, … Continue reading

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Bow Wow

Doing a more elaborate reverénce at the end of class these days. Here’s how it goes: “face front, honor the entire theater” (we make a big waving gesture from the left side of the mirror to the right while doing … Continue reading

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The cure for what ails ya.

One of the girls in class was feeling flu-ish. Therefor- Home Remedies With Smirnoff! Step One- Take ballet class. Sweat. Sweat A Lot. Step Two- go home, fill shot glass 1/3 full with black pepper. Coarse ground not that pre-ground … Continue reading

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Interview on Dance Advantage. Holler!

Adult Beginner and Dave of Dave Tries Ballet were interviewed by Nichelle of Dance Advantage. The questions! They were a-flying! One of us even said a Cuss Word, omg! Ok, kidding about the cuss word part. But have a look … Continue reading

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