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How ballet is good for babies

Before class Smirnoff calls me over and gives me a kiss on each cheek and says, “My Dear, I am so glad you are coming to class again,” And I say thank you, And he says, “Not just for you, … Continue reading

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Oh hai, Gender Stereotypes

Was thinking about ballet, and about The Baby, And was thinking to myself: Well, Self, if it’s a boy, and he shows an interest, I will sign him up for ballet. But if it’s a girl I will sign her … Continue reading

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Who’s a good girl? Is it you? Is it you!

When I was a kid, my parents enrolled me in soccer. For several reasons, including 1) convenience: my brother was in soccer, so, you know, only one car trip, and 2) prevention: they were worried that I would be fat. … Continue reading

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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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