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

O pointy birds, o pointy pointy

Ok I’ve had two pointe classes now, so I hereby officially say that pointe is easier this time around than it was in 2011. Wait, easier sounds wrong. Less unnatural? More…right? Huh. I’m gonna go with easier. Easier as in … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #4, this time it’s a man

Why is he so sad? Whose hand is he reaching for? Where did his shirt go?

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O hai pointe shoes

Oh yeah so hey, like, the Adult Beginner is back en pointe. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Gentle Reader, it happened with a Bizarre Casualness. Espech compared to last time, which was my first time, which was so much drama. O, the drama. There … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #3

Seriously, this thing. The feet rotate in a full circle, including completely backwards as you can see in the reference photo, but the hips only hinge back and forth. Who? For What??? Eh never mind.

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #2

She’s so confident and full of sway, but oh those feet.

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Artist Mannequin: a study in anguish, joy, and problematic joints

We got this little mannequin as part of a, like, “artist sketching kit!” or something, Mr. Adult Beginner bought the kit just so he could use the box for another project, and then all the pencils and stuff went into … Continue reading

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Gwenyth asks Adult Beginner a thing or two.

Have you ever wanted to just grab the Adult Beginner’s full attention for a minute and say “Girl. Whut???” Gwenyth did! You know Gwenyth brand, of the beautiful barre wear and this yummy unboxing moment? Quick but Hard-Hitting interview right … Continue reading

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Man Up.

Got an email from a dude the other day, A hardcore airborne soldier type dude. A dude who has jumped out of more than one airplane, On Purpose, guns a-blazing, with a knife gripped in his teeth and a Don’t … Continue reading

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A guest post by Maria of Thirty-six Views, on starting ballet in Japan

Gentle Reader! I’m delighted to bring you this guest post from Maria of Thirty-six Views, who didn’t speak Japanese *or* ballet when she took her first ever ballet class in Japan. Check out the photo at the end too, it … Continue reading

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I see you baby, shaking that ass

WordPress sent me an email recently, saying Congratulations On Four Years Of Total Blognation. Ok they didn’t word it exactly like that but they did say congratulations. Four years! Maybe you’re looking over at the archives right now and thinking, … Continue reading

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