Gee, I have no idea why.

I’m facing the barre, up en pointe in fifth position, ready to follow the girl beside me in glissades down the barre, but I can’t go because Lé Assistant is reaching up-
-And she has to reach up because she is tiny anyway and I am over six feet tall on pointes-
-still need to tilt my head up to kiss my husband though, damn I love height-
She’s reaching up and slapping me all upside my shoulders and back, like whack! whack! whackwhackwhack! while saying, “Those shoulders! Drop them! Relax! Gosh why are you so tense tonight?!”

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About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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2 Responses to Gee, I have no idea why.

  1. (To be fair I love hands-on corrections. Even when they’re slaps.)

  2. Paulina says:

    My teacher loves hands-on corrections. Even if I do not like to be touched by strangers usually, his hands-on method amuses me. He has this nice way of asking permission without words, just with his eyes.

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