Month: August 2014

Pointe Shoe Solutions

Not too long ago, my friend Jackie saw a post from Capezio about a contest for a VIP Pointe Shoe fitting. There was one for NYC, one for Dallas, and one for Austin. The winner gets professionally fitted, a pair of shoes, toe pads, ribbons and elastics in an experience of a lifetime. I entered,…

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Couldn’t have said it better.

From my fellow adult ballet friend, Lillian, on her ballet blog Three Ballerinas Walk Into a Barre? Three adult ballet students walk into a Level IV ballet class and sit down at the barre.  The teacher says to the class that we will get started in just a few minutes. The three adult ballet students start…

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New studio thoughts.

I’m watching The Joffrey Ballet rehearse for Swan Lake with no volume so they don’t find out at work.I’m also talking to a friend of mine about the possibility of auditioning for this year’s nutcracker. She did it last year, and I had been thinking about how much fun that would be. I just don’t…

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Motivation?

We went to a class at a new studio to see if we could hold up last week, and yesterday was our first day in the fall classes.This also meant it was our first class including pointe.I can’t tell you the last time I was on pointe. I’ve put on my pointe shoes to try and…

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New studio. First attempt.

Yesterday was my first ballet class since the last summer class at Instep.Let me be honest with you in tell you I was freaking out.I don’t really know how to explain everything that was going on inside me, but there was a lot of it, and it was unavoidable.Thankfully, I didn’t have to go alone.…

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Curtain Call.

Last night was our farewell to Instep Dance Studios.Many of us swung by the studio to hug and sign a banner and take pictures and cry and Jilissa gave us different pictures and things from around the place… it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.I got to keep one of the pictures…

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