Ballet did just get serious. This week’s lesson had a more ‘stern’ atmosphere. If you want to go en pointe, there is no time for messing around. Everybody is back from the summer and the class is full again. And not everybody welcomes pointe as much as I do. So, this means if you want… Read More Ballet Just Got Serious
I am getting closer to being En Pointe. After a discussion with our teacher and fellow pretend ballerinas at last night’s class we learnt a few of things. We can no longer be considered an Adult ‘Beginner’ Class. (Six months of this class and I’m already ‘Intermediate’.) Apparently we would ‘terrify’ a newcomer to ‘Beginner’… Read More Ballet Feet
At last night’s ballet class only two of us attended. This could be due to the fact it is still the summer holidays and a lot of people have gone away. Well, it was a pretty amazing lesson. Despite the fact there was more chance of being spotted making mistakes, it was a great opportunity… Read More A Twenty Year Obsession Becoming a Reality?
Ballet class returned last week and I had been very lazy in my practice between lessons. However, last week’s lesson was not difficult in technique but was very much so in terms of flexibility. I felt like I was back to to square one. Last night’s class was better. I have decided to do a… Read More Favourite Barre Exercise of the Week
So last week’s ballet resolutions have fallen completely flat. Mostly because I haven’t had the time and when I have, I had just crashed on the sofa for some chill time. This evening I have done a mini barre routine in the kitchen. Pliés and Port des bras work wonders for a somewhat seized up… Read More Lazy Ballerina
There are no ballet lessons until the end of July. Our class teacher is having a holiday, which is wonderful for her, not so wonderful for us. I must admit, I have been pretty lazy in in-between-lesson-practise recently. I normally try and get a little bit of practise in at least one night a week,… Read More Ballet Holiday
Ballet lessons are still amazing. I cannot fault them and I feel as though I improve a little each week. Barre work is still by far, the area I feel most confident in. We have started to incorporate more techinical exercises at the Barre, including double Frappés which I managed to get my head around… Read More Jumping Vs Twirling