Tag Archives: pointe

More thoughts on quitting pointe

It’s fun to say I quit my pointe class, because it sounds all dramatic like I stopped mid-chainé and yelled EFF THIS and tore my tutu off and slammed it down on the studio owner’s desk and stomped out all … Continue reading

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It’s not you AB, it’s the non-disclosure.

Was walking with my sister the other day, pushing the boy in the jogging stroller, —And feeling pleased that at least this time we hadn’t seen Other Jogging Mom, the one who I only ever see when she’s jogging her … 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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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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A hard pointe

Gentle Reader, do you remember how I was saying that pointe is so much easier this time around? Well never mind about that. All that earlier pointe-y confidence is totally gone, and I feel sad and exhausted and the class … Continue reading

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Gee, I have no idea why.

I’m facing the barre, up en pointe in fifth position, ready to follow the girl beside me in glissades down the barre, but I can’t go because Lé Assistant is reaching up- -And she has to reach up because she … Continue reading

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Sock Tutorial—Extremely Difficult—Unless You Have A BFA In Costume Tech This Tutorial Might Explode Your Brain

1. Get that pair of tights with the run in them. You know the pair I’m talking about. 2. Cut them. Use scissors, not your teeth. 3. Put them in your pointe bag. 4. Wear when you are getting all … Continue reading

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