Tag Archives: pointe

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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Don’t think, just do math

We’re doing this pas couru exercise the other day- Which always makes me think of Rod Carew, even though I’m not a baseball fan. I mean, I like eating peanuts and watching when the bats come out at twilight to … Continue reading

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A pretty book about Pavlova

Found this amazing book at my fave used bookstore: Anna Pavlova In Art&Life by V. Dandré published 1932 by Cassell and Company Limited Gorgeous. Just look at this: That’s our friend en pointe in front of what is probably her … Continue reading

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Two Turtle Doves

Get a room, you two!

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Twelve Drummers Drumming

Ok so Mr. Adult Beginner got me this fancy new stylus and fancy new drawing app. And now I need to learn them up! So 12 days of Christmas is gonna be my learning project. I like counting songs. So … Continue reading

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Blue Ballerina, circa 1985

The Box came! And in the box was this sketchbook. From 1985. I know because it’s graded, first semester: A+ Superb! Second semester: B+ Turned In Late. I was eight. Guess I was Real Busy. Anyway, wanted to share this … Continue reading

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