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

Don’t let go of the barre, though, you might float away.

At the barre, at that delirious moment where you’re doing battements and it’s the last barre exercise and you’re covered in sweat and your legs are trembling and you start employing some Mind Tricks to get through, I started imaging … Continue reading

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Like summer camp, but leotards instead of friendship bracelets and ghosts stories.

Summer is over. But instead of feeling sad and thinking back to your summer camp days of long ago, read these posts from Rori Roars about The Boston Ballet School Adult Summer Dance Program. Start with this post and read … Continue reading

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Comparing apples to The Best Oranges Ever.

And now I’m discouraged about pointe all over again. This class, Gentle Reader. It’s just way too much in the center. I think. What do you think? I think I’m not ready to be out there, and looking around with … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #12

This one started out looking like a difficult one, but ended up being a quick draw. Must’ve been that crazy moiré on the reference photo, spinning faster faster faster. The Little Wooden Mannequin Project is a collaboration between Adult Beginner … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #11. She hates bow pose as much as I do!!!

The Little Wooden Mannequin Project is a collaboration between Adult Beginner and her almost two-year-old son. He sets the pose, she draws it.

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The ancient and terrible Ones.

I think maybe the ancient and terrible gods of ballet read my last post about my hard timez in pointe class, and decided to throw me a frikin bone, because last week class was better. Not worlds of better, but … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #10, almost like something a dancer would actually do

It’s like, this mannequin is almost a helpful drawing tool, but then you get to how the hips can only hinge back and forth while the ankles have a full 360 degree possibility and you remember how it’s no help … Continue reading

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