Tag Archives: plié

Dirty Dancing

We never do demi-plié at the barre in Smirnoff’s class. No Sir/Ma’am. I like to think it’s because Smirnoff ain’t got no kinda time for no half-way plié. Class starts with an, “All right, let’s get to work now, it … Continue reading

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To be filed under “No Duh”

Ok, the Adult Beginner just had a major revelation. Ready for this Giant Realization Bomb? Ok, here it is: It just came to me why every ballet class always always forever starts with plié. It’s not just tradition, It’s not … Continue reading

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Lack of skill, Surplus of Enthusiasm

Was thinking to myself the other day, “Self, what am I Good At in ballet class?” Not super flexible, although much improved from my pre-ballet self. Not super extendy. I’m the one at a barre-height developé while Smirnoff calls out … Continue reading

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