Category Archives: Technique and Class

The truth about ballet etiquette 

Dude, I witnessed some super bad behavior the other day. Here’s what happened: Big big studio. Not my regular ballet class. One of those places where you get to class and there are like fifteen barres already set up and … Continue reading

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How Do We Pay For Ballet?

How do we pay for ballet class? Not like how do we make the money or how do we budget it, (entertainment? health? beauty? foldin’ money?) but how do we physically hand over the money. The Adult Beginner is kind … Continue reading

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Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and then there’s other times.

Went to ballet at Millennium Dance Complex the other day. It was my first class after about a month off, and I went to Millennium because I needed a ballet class that is the exact opposite of Cheers. Know what … Continue reading

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Favorite Search Engine Phrase of the day:

“Can some people not do pirouettes” I understand that this is a legitimate question, and have sometimes wondered it myself, but am having a really hilarious time reading this question with a Tone, directed at Some Specific Person who needs … Continue reading

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Strong! Fast! Zzzzzush! Fire!

Frappés, man. I have heard more than one teacher say, during class, while telling us to do frappés, “I don’t know why we do frappés!” Which makes me think, “well then why Are we doing frappés! I though you were … Continue reading

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Noodling On about Sickles.

Was making lunch for my little boy the other day and noticed this: Check it out, she’s holding a sickle. Let’s looks closer: Gosh she’s pretty. At first glance I thought she was standing and had weird proportions, but on … Continue reading

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Mnemonic The Third

Continuing in a series that I hope I will come up with many more of, I dub these— Great Mnemonics For The Ages!!! These are (so far three) little memory tricks that I have thought up that seriously worked, immediately … Continue reading

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