Monthly Archives: March 2014

Plz help a reader with her Pirouette Problem!

Got this email from a reader. Let’s called her K-boom. K-boom needs pirouette help, you guys. K-boom says: “I’ve been taking classes seriously for 2 years, 2-3 times a week. I am the ONLY person in my class who cannot … Continue reading

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Sidewalk’s for regular walking

We were doing waltz steps around the room in ballet class the other night, regular ones, and then the turning ones, and three things happened: Thing 1. I was wearing a ball gown, in my mind. It had a massive … Continue reading

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I thought this drawer was just for ballet tights…

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Let me see that (muscle) roll

Whoa Gentle Reader. I just learned what a muscle knot actually is. I mean, I figured it wasn’t a literal knot, since there’s no free end to tie, but I didn’t know exactly what else to imagine and had a … Continue reading

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Adult Beginner gets Align-ed

Little bit ago I finally got to take a series of Align Ballet Method classes. Align is a teaching style designed by Michael Cornell specifically for adult beginners, with classes at a few different locations all over Los Angeles. Specifically … Continue reading

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I’ll take aloof.

I brought my little boy in to meet my ballet teacher the other day. Stopped by the studio at the end of one of his classes, waved from the door during reverénce and then turnt the boy loose once the … Continue reading

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Wake up, Bear

Winter is so over.

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