What it is.

Last week:
one class with a perfectly balance pirouette,
one class with the wobbling. Which was fine. Didn’t expect a pirouette that second class. Allergy meds, you know.

Tomorrow: Could pretend to be all yoga about it and say ballet is a journey not a destination, and it’s not about quantity it’s about quality, but I say fuck that noise.
Another one.

It’s all about the pirouette.

About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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6 Responses to What it is.

  1. Juliet says:

    Ha. I think that’s understandable :) Just keep swimming :) I bet you will be pirouette-ing beautifully and nicely balanced every try pretty soon!

  2. Sarah Dani says:

    I totally understand how you feel! I’ve been dancing forever and ever, but there are still things that I cannot achieve!

  3. Acacia says:

    Go get it girl!

  4. Aaaaaaaand guess who had to work late and missed ballet class.
    That’s fine, Pirouette. I’ll get you next time.

  5. Pirouettes always astound me. One day it clicks and I’m spinning and nothing in the world can stop me. I feel like a wooden dreidel (sp?) spun just perfectly right.

    Then, the next day, I’ll be a sloppy, wavering loser with absolutely no sense of centeredness.

    I feel like, with pirouettes, it’s two steps forward and one step back. I suppose that’s good enough for me, as I keep trying.

  6. Pirouette Update:
    haven’t had another easy, casual, effortless pirouette just yet, where I just went around like, ‘oh hai pirouette’.
    No, in contrast last class felt like I was going super fast in the pirouettes. Weird and almost scary but really powerful, like I’d rocket out a one and a quarter circle and then fall out of balance, grab the barre, and think, ‘holycrap, what was that?!’
    And then do it three more times with the same hyper-speed feeling, one and a quarter circle, and desperate grab for the barre.

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