Tag Archives: pointe

Where my Conspiracy Theorists at?

Like half my pointe class wears Bloch European Balance. Considering our wildly different body types and pointe-y experience levels, it seems unlikely we’d all have the same feet. Gentle Reader, what do you think is up with this? Level of … Continue reading

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What’s in my pointe bag, besides the pointes

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Fixed Pointes

You know how you put on pointes by wrapping the ribbons around the ankle and tying a square knot, not in back or in front but at the inner side-back-ish area, right between the Achilles’ tendon and the ankle, so … Continue reading

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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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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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This is not a post about sloths

So we’re at the barre, And Smirnoff stops the music and says, “My Dears! In the Russian school there are three half-toes! Other schools, they have only flat and demi-pointe, but this will not do for us!” (I love it … Continue reading

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Please advise this pointe-y beginner

Hey Gentle Reader, help me out here: You know my time on pointe was cut stupid short by a non-pointe-related ballet-class injury, and then the class disbanded while I was recovering. Not Cool, Ballet Classmates Who Let The Class Fall … Continue reading

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When life hands you pointe class

Called a friend yesterday, wished him a happy birthday, got off the phone and realized: Dude, a year ago I was late to his birthday dinner because I had pointe class. Dang. That was a year ago. I mean that’s … Continue reading

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Follies and stuff

Last Thursday Mr. Adult Beginner and I were way up in the balcony at the Ahmandson Theater to see Follies. I know, Gentle Reader, you’re thinking, “But why would they do that?! Musical Theater sucks!” And you’re right Gentle Reader, … Continue reading

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Like Gaynor Mindens on Speed

Ok so this popped up on the twitter the other day: And I was like omg WANT! WANT! I mean just Yum, look at them, they have that certain quality of BAD ASS that pale pink satin pointes lack. And … Continue reading

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