Category Archives: Bark! Bark! Bark!

Make friends at the barre.

Someone in my ballet class is smelly. Pretty sure I know who it is. It’s not me, but there’s always a moment of horror where I freak out and worry that my hippie deodorant has failed and maybe this time … Continue reading

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Happy 2014!!!!

The Adult Beginner is a little late with the New Year’s post, so here, I got you this card. Hahahaaaa! You all have a four month head-start on the Adult Beginner, so how are those goals going? How’s the year … Continue reading

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No sleeps is no good

Got some new tights. Capezio Hold&Stretch transition tights in ballet pink, or BPK as they code it. Got them because my old Capezio tights have finally and truly kicked the bucket: they have developed thin spots through the thigh which … Continue reading

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The staff is very busy.

So the other day in class, Smirnoff calls Lé Assistant over and points into the other studio, which he can see from his chair, and says, “Look! That fat lady who never does anything, she is cleaning the mirror! I … Continue reading

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There is nothing magical about tooth floss.

I get why people use dental floss to sew their ballet slippers: It’s convenient. It’s already in your home. You can toss it in your dance bag and it always stays clean thanks to the plastic case, plus the case … Continue reading

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This will be my first Rodeo.

Got this email from Mr. Adult Beginner the other day, with a challenge for you, Gentle Reader: “Challenge your peeps, if there is anywhere a good recording of Rodeo that I can obtain for you the actual ballet NOT just … Continue reading

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Think I can still fit the kitchen sink in there

What is in my dance bag: What should be in my dance bag: Srsly, why are my pointe shoes still in there? It’s been well over a year since class fell apart. What a dork. Also, it’s time to sew … Continue reading

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The best defense is a good offense I guess

So, Adult Beginner gets spammy promo emails pretty often, If you have a blog too you know the type, They’re all like, “Hi! I am Totally Not a robot! Your readers will be interested in my content! Please promote my … Continue reading

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Grande plié in second-

-Is the only way I can pick things up off the floor nowadays. Not even kidding. Sometimes I think very seriously serious about whether or not I can just leave stuff on the floor forever.

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OmgJanomeOmg

Mr. Adult Beginner got me something shiny: It’s a cover stitch, you guys. Know what you can do with a cover stitch? Stretchy things! Know what’s stretchy? Everything You Wear To Ballet Class. so excited omg

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