Progress and the Importance of Clothing

The progress on baby ballet:
This time, instead of crying in the doorway and flinging himself down on the floor (oh dramaaaaaaz) he spent his second ballet class standing right beside the teacher and staring with an expression of total omg/wtf.
The importance of clothes:
I really like that the ballet teacher, Miss Posie, wears ballet clothes. She could wear just about any old work-out clothes to teach this mess, but she totally does it up right in leotard, tights, skirt, leg warmers, slippers, and cute sweater.
Her uniform gives a sense that what all these roly-poly little kids are doing is legit. Good for the kids, good for the parents. Good for her too, I’m sure. Legitimacy probably not easy to establish in a class that involves I’m A Little Teapot.

About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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5 Responses to Progress and the Importance of Clothing

  1. wedoballet says:

    Sometimes, omg/wtf is exactly the expression we’d all like to have in class! Progress indeed.
    Oh, I checked at The Ballet School. They call the 2 year old parent/child class “Dance with Me” Clever, right?

  2. Nadine says:

    Miss Posie! I die from the cuteness! It’s really easy to teach every lesson in yoga pants, but I’ve recently made an effort to be more professional and wear a leotard, ballet tights and a skirt. Shows a bit more respect for the art form, maybe . . . ?

  3. Anna says:

    My girls (4 & 9 years old) have ballet lessons with Mrs P who wears standard tunic tops, jazz pants and pumps. On Saturdays, she has two teenage students helping in class who wear the full ballerina kit; black leotard, long chiffon skirt, pink tights, pink shoes and hair scraped back into immaculate ballerina buns. They are like angelic beings from another world and my girls adore them.

    • Rebecca says:

      (Those long chiffon R.A.D. skirts are the business – I LOVE mine, even if we have to do Taglioni-style fairy stuff while wearing it)

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