How to shrug

Lot of people coming to Adult Beginner by googling the words, ‘Black Swan Shrug’.
Lemme help you out.
Step 1. Cut a hole in the box
Step 1. Wear a long sleeve shirt.
Step 2. Grab the front hem.
Step 3. Pull it up and over your head.
aaaaaaaand voilá


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Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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11 Responses to How to shrug

  1. candice says:

    Lots of black swan costumes out on Mardi Gras this year. Perhaps they were looking for ideas. The best one I saw the girl was wearing an old pair of toe shoes* and had a proper standout tutu instead of the thin costume-shop-not-dance-shop kind.

    *I mean, what the hell else are you going to do with the shoes when they die. Mine just take up space. I took one apart to explain to my husband the shoe-breaking-in scene in the movie.

    • Ok, pardon my ignorance, but, uh, people dress up for Mardi Gras like it’s Halloween??? Is that acceptable??? ‘Cause the Adult Beginner was under the impression that proper Mardi Gras apparel consisted of a thong, feathers, and body glitter. You know, out of respect for the solemnity of this religious occasion.

      • candice says:

        Yes, totally, but much less dark than halloween. Kids dress up and go to the parades, adults dress up (sometimes in costumes matching their kids) and go to Royal and Frenchmen street. Oh and lots of really fabulous drag queens. And masks. And group costumes – six or eight people dress up as cockroaches or smurfs or green army men or flying pigs…

  2. Acacia says:

    You know I loved the movie (as a horror film on female obsession and insanity) but I’m getting so tired of the parodies, the etsy themes (let’s dress up or decorate our house like a self-injuring anorexic) etc. Though I do love ballet workout and class clothing more than performance costumes.

    In San Diego they tried to have a Mardi Gras parade. It was like one float on a freezing Tuesday night with maybe tens of people watching and no beads. It was sad.

  3. Nichelle says:

    Are you sure it’s not…

    1. Combine a look of wide-eyed bewilderment with one of casual disinterest
    2. Subtly raise the clavicle, lifting the shoulders toward the ears
    3. Release and go back to what you were doing


  4. o'fla says:

    If you then leave the part-of-the-shirt that used to be the-front-of-the-shirt on the top of your head, then you have a completely new and – most surely – individual look. ;p

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