Month: May 2014

The easy way.

“Our bodies naturally want to take the easy route. It’s part of our human nature. You have to fight this.” Jilissa was talking about the horrible habit that can plague us dancers of stepping out of our turn-out during a combination. I’ve seen it when doing a glissade into anything. I’ll land the glissade in…

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Toughen up.

I’ve been having issues with my pointe shoes, which has turned into quite the process. So when I couldn’t take it anymore, I found the first Saturday I had open, text my friend Sarah from class, and planned a road trip to San Antonio to see about a remedy.I liked the shoes I have, but…

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Little milestones.

So, this may not seem like much to anyone else, but to me it was significant enough to make a blog post. Jilissa was out of town on Monday, so we had McKenna subbing. I ended up having to go home early on Thursday due to unknown illness (no, not contagious.) and Monday I wasn’t…

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Progress

Every dancer wants to make their teacher proud. To do something that makes them yell, “YES!” or other various things. I tend to go unnoticed by my teacher, which I take as a good sign, because if I do something wrong she does tell me. I try not to worry about where her attention goes…

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