Month: June 2014

Kids.

Have I mentioned how much I love summer classes?Because I love summer classes! They are smaller and more technical and I just feel like I learn loads more.I feel more challenged and like I’m improving more in a shorter amount of time.Maybe it’s all in my head, I don’t know, but I love it. During yesterday’s…

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"It never really goes away"

After class yesterday, McKenna and I were sitting in the hallway when she made the comment,“You know, with pointe, I don’t think the pain ever really goes away.”She told me how she realized at the end of class not long ago she realized how badly her toes actually hurt, and that if she was new…

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Break Through

Jilissa told us a story yesterday about when she was in dance class.(I don’t know what part of her training this was during, but that fact is irrelevant.) She had us doing a combination across the floor while making sound effects for each of the moves in the combination. She wanted us to think about…

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I just want to note that yesterday was a wonderful dance day.There were very few of us in class being that it was the first day of summer classes. We were all pretty equal and skill and class was able to move along nicely.Jilissa was also able to give more attention to us.I feel like…

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Recital

We had our 8th annual Recital this past Saturday.I am beyond amazed by the talent in our studio, and also by the kindness in the people who attend there. Sadly, many of our beloved teachers and students are leaving, so Saturday was our last day dancing with them. All for various reasons: some graduated and…

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