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Going through my Polaroids and putting them in albums has me reflecting back on my first season of shows. I’m so grateful. ❤️
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!! The winner is announced in my stories! Don’t forget to check out @buntingdancewear shop for custom leotards. She just got in a bunch of beautiful new fabrics! The link is in her bio!
Another photo from the talented @janacarson Missing Kansas, as always, but happy to have some time to get stuff done while I have the time and energy to do so. Slow going, but happening. ❤️
Another one from the ever lovely @janacarson I’ve switched up some stuff on my blog, including adding a section with a bit of back story. Check it out, let me know what you think! Also, if you haven’t yet, enter the giveaway on my last post!
Who’s ready for a giveaway! I have partnered with @buntingdancewear to giveaway a CUSTOM LEOTARD. y’all. Mind blown. There are multiple ways to enter. ➡️Repost this post with the hashtag #buntingdanceweargiveaway and tag us!➡️Tag two friends in the comments ➡️Like this post for an extra entry with either of the entires above! • Here are a few rules and stuff: ✅You MUST be following @anothernightatthebarreofficial AND @buntingdancewear to qualify ✅If you choose to enter by repost, you MUST use the hashtag #buntingdanceweargiveaway for it to count ✅if your account is on private, send me a dm with a screenshot of your post and I’ll count it. ✅Contest begins now and ends Thursday, July 12 at 7pm CST. ✅Contest is open WORLDWIDE On Thursday, I’ll pick and post the winner. Stacie with @buntingdancewear will contact you, and you’ll be able to choose the style of leotard as well as your fabrics, to your measurements! Stacie is a leotard wizard, and has a link to her Etsy shop in her bio! She also made the skirt in my profile picture. I’m obsessed. If you have questions, PLEASE feel free to comment here or DM me! Good luck!
The vlog is up! Check out @ballerinasbynight to find the link to their YouTube channel! Jana, you’re a gem! Such a fun experience I definitely treasure. #Repost @ballerinasbynight with @get_repost ・・・ The vlog is up from my couple of days in Kansas City with these beautiful #adultballerinas!! Link in profile 👯‍♀️ - Jana #ballerinasbynight #balletfriends #adultballet

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Mental Strength.

Jilissa has been hitting a certain topic recently.
“Your mind is stronger than your body.”
And, boy, is she right.

I thought I understood this before, but I’m really starting to understand it now.
I have a long way to go. I need to get stronger. I need more flexibility. I need better arches.
All these things I need to work on daily to get to where I’m heading, and sometimes it seems impossible.
My pointe shoes are giving me a really difficult time. My right foot’s big toe gets crammed and starts hurting at the joint really badly. It scares me, I don’t want to press through something if it’s going to be detrimental in the long run. At the same time, I don’t want to make excuses for something I just have to press through.
I noticed the truth in Jilissa’s statement yesterday.
After point class, I noticed the joint didn’t hurt so much, and my arch was feeling like it got more work into it.
These are both great things.
So as we started learning new and complex things I can’t physically do (yet) I kept reminding myself to try my hardest and do it right, even if it didn’t look the best. Don’t cheat and make bad habits from the beginning. Work up to it.
When I didn’t think I could do something, I would just shove the doubt out of the way and try.
It’s amazing what you can do when you tell yourself you can.

I have a lot of improvement that needs to be done, but at least I’m seeing it.
No excuses.
No, “I can’t.”
Those two words are going to be removed from my ballet vocabulary.

I’m only going up from here.

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