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Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.

Awkward like a Fox

Talking to a friend the other day, She was like, “I send people to your blog sometimes.” I was like, “Yeah?” She was like, “Yeah. Whenever people start going on about how they’re Too Old to, I don’t know, like, … Continue reading

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Where my Conspiracy Theorists at?

Like half my pointe class wears Bloch European Balance. Considering our wildly different body types and pointe-y experience levels, it seems unlikely we’d all have the same feet. Gentle Reader, what do you think is up with this? Level of … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #8 is an angry little wooden mannequin

Little Wooden Mannequin Project is: I find the mannequin on the floor, or in the toy box, or in the crib, or in the laundry, take a picture, and later during baby-nap-time draw it. I think these things are useless … Continue reading

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The Rhonda Jamb *and* Adult Beginner review of Adult Ballet at Hollywood Dance Center

Review By: Rhonda Jamb and Adult Beginner! A double reviewer review! So exciting! Where: Hollywood Dance Center, actually in Hollywood Class Is Called:Rhonda Jamb did Adult Ballet-Basic, Adult Beginner did Adult Ballet-All Levels Website: hollywooddancecenter.com The Studio: is beautiful. You … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #7

The kid’s discovered Modern. What is the Little Wooden Mannequin Project? My almost-two-year-old drops the mannequin around the house, I draw it how I find it.

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Can there be some kind of club for this please?

Overheard before pointe: “Did you sew your ribbons?” “No, she did them.” (pointing across room) “Oh how nice!” “Yes it was nice. I made her a beautiful dinner with Sauvignon Blanc and she sewed my shoes. It was very nice.”

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Dude wants to know if he’s welcome in ballet class. Let’s hear it for the boys.

Received the email below from a male reader, with a question about the ladies. Ladies, maybe you can offer some insights. Dudes, maybe you can offer some insights. To The Adult Beginner, I’m wondering if you might offer some perspective … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #6

I don’t know who she is, but damn if she isn’t giving Giselle a run for her money in that sassy little get-up. Look out, Albrecht / look out world. The Little Wooden Mannequin Project is: my little boy drops … Continue reading

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Does your face hurt? ‘Cause it’s killing me

Got my wisdom teeth out. Sucks for me but totally irrelevant to the blog- Except: Texting my husband about how oh btw no ballet class, And he was like “What? Why? Oh right, you probably don’t want to jump right … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #5, with gloves on

The boy put the mannequin in a strange pose, defying both gravity and anatomy, and so I cheated it, and it came out looking slightly Disney. Weird. Way more of a Pixar fan, myself. Little Wooden Mannequin Project is: the … Continue reading

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