A Wall of Warped Mirrors: the great equalizer

Ok so we’re all lined up at the barre, waiting for class to start, and one of the girls is staring in the mirror, stepping this way a little, that way a little, back this way a little…
And the girl beside her is like, “Looking for the skinny spot?”
And then there’s lots of giggling and shouts of “Yes!”
And Smirnoff wants to know what all the commotion is about? And they’re like, “Oh we’re just being silly, it’s nothing, giggle giggle” but he wants to know what so funny! So they admit that it’s about finding The Skinny Spot in the mirror,
And he says,
“Oh, bah! Do not worry about the mirrors, my dears. Look to your lines, that is all that matters. Why, in the old studio, the mirrors were all warped! Very warped! I would switch everyone before class! Big people here, slim people there, the mirrors evened everyone out!”

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Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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4 Responses to A Wall of Warped Mirrors: the great equalizer

  1. chrisgo says:

    Big City Fancy Pants Company School brand spanking new schools studio suffers from the same problem, warpy mirrors. These things are the most warped mirrors this side of a carnival fun house. You can go from pencil thin to five feet wide and back again over and over as you travel across the studio.
    Heaven forbid you find a spot in between, your torso and legs may look normal but your feet and arms are four feet wide or vice versa. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost track of what we are doing in class because I’m watching body parts distort in all manor of humorous ways.
    I need to sneak a photo of this some day, even though supposed to take pictures.

  2. odile53 says:

    We have a “fat mirror” in my studio. It’s right across from the barre with a splinter. It’s on the other side of the studio from the “cool barre,” where the folks with the good work ethics and the tendency to cut others a little slack hang out. Our teacher got wise to what was going on, and now places nasty students at the splinter barre across from the “fat mirror.” Serves ’em right!

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