Category Archives: Ballerina Class, and other pointe-y stuff

Can Adults Learn Pointe?

Yes, and here are the blogs to prove it. One of the most frequent search-engine-phrases that comes up in my blog stats, week after week, is “Can Adults Learn Pointe.” I used to search this phrase a lot too. Figured … Continue reading

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What one additional special thing should there be in The Stitch Kit?

Friend came to visit this summer, and brought me this sweet gift: the Stitch Kit made by Bunheads Dance Accessories. I wasn’t taking pointe at that moment but she knew I’d totally enjoy this as a small thing filled with … Continue reading

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More thoughts on quitting pointe

It’s fun to say I quit my pointe class, because it sounds all dramatic like I stopped mid-chainé and yelled EFF THIS and tore my tutu off and slammed it down on the studio owner’s desk and stomped out all … Continue reading

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It’s not you AB, it’s the non-disclosure.

Was walking with my sister the other day, pushing the boy in the jogging stroller, —And feeling pleased that at least this time we hadn’t seen Other Jogging Mom, the one who I only ever see when she’s jogging her … Continue reading

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Comparing apples to The Best Oranges Ever.

And now I’m discouraged about pointe all over again. This class, Gentle Reader. It’s just way too much in the center. I think. What do you think? I think I’m not ready to be out there, and looking around with … Continue reading

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The ancient and terrible Ones.

I think maybe the ancient and terrible gods of ballet read my last post about my hard timez in pointe class, and decided to throw me a frikin bone, because last week class was better. Not worlds of better, but … Continue reading

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A hard pointe

Gentle Reader, do you remember how I was saying that pointe is so much easier this time around? Well never mind about that. All that earlier pointe-y confidence is totally gone, and I feel sad and exhausted and the class … Continue reading

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