Category Archives: the stuff drawer

Don’t cry, little centaur

   Don’t cry, little centaur. Those pointes aren’t going to work, but….your hair sure is pretty? Gentle Reader! I haven’t posted in a bit, but I just wanted to let you know everything’s cool here in AdultBeginnerLand, we are all … Continue reading

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Men, The Blogroll.

This week’s blog roll: Men! Men who take ballet and blog about it. Ballet Chap here a Ballet Education here Brand New Me In Ballet World here Dancing Over The Hill here Dave Tries Ballet here Leotards and the Buns … Continue reading

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Ballet Blogs on the Flat: slippers not pointes

The blogroll for this week, which I’m copying here for permanence, is all ballet blogs by ladies who are not en pointe. Maybe they’ll do pointe someday, or maybe not, but right now I am highlighting Our Ladies In Slippers … Continue reading

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For Maria Tallchief

An altar, on Dia de Los Muertos. Photo of Maria Tallchief from Ballet Portraits by Maurice Seymour, copyright 1952, Pellegrini and Cudahy, New York P.S., I’m not an expert on her life or anything, I just wanted to honor her … Continue reading

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On focus and the wiggle-bottoms

When I started ballet, You know, way back four years ago, I thought A Lot about whether I could have been a dancer if I’d gotten in as a kid. You know, Was I Robbed, Was The World Robbed Of … Continue reading

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Three Pink Things

1. Pink cord on the handle of my 2. Pinking shears, on my 3. Modern Classic tunic by Gwenyth in ballet pink. Yeah, pink cord on my pinking shears because PUNS ARE HILARIOUS. For my fabric nerds: the Adult Beginner … Continue reading

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That’s not yours, Adult Beginner.

When you find a bobby pin around the house, pick it up and put it in your hair-do. When you find a bobby pin Anywhere Else, don’t.

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