An exercise in Amplitude

In ballerina class the other day, Smirnoff trying to teach us to express a sense of amplitude.
He says, “you’re offering bread to your guests.”
We offer bread.
He is dissatisfied.
He calls to Best Girl, “demonstrate please. Ok, and again, please, and this time offer the bread to your friend.” (her bf, who happens to be sitting right beside Smirnoff, observing the class)
Big big, grinning, blushing difference.
Class spontaneously applauds the cuteness.

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Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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7 Responses to An exercise in Amplitude

  1. Alexandra says:

    She looks bigger- is she bigger? Is it my eyes? I love the drawing.
    My ex ballet teacher told us to offer ourselves. And a girl in the class was slutty when around him… She asked how exactly to “offer oneself” and he let slip “you shouldn’t really have a…. nevermind.” I assume he swallowed [a problem with that]. You’re funny; I like your blog :)

  2. Jeff says:

    Haha! Love it. I will totally think of this in class now. Offer that bread! Graciously!

  3. Sarah Dani says:

    Oooooh good example! And I love your drawing, such a good example of epaume (I hope I spelled that right)

  4. mladen says:

    hkm i’m not smiling happily because of a mushy romantic oh-my-gosh-how-cute-and-brilliant. i’m not. seriously.


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