Month: March 2016

The Ballet Wall

If you’re been to my house, you’ve undoubtedly noticed what I refer to as my “ballet wall.” It’s covered in dance-related things that each have a story of their own, which brings me such joy to look at. Since it’s garnered such interest, I figured I would make a post with the story of each…

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Fives. 

I almost didn’t get to make today’s ballet class. Honestly, I’m surprised I’ve made as many as I have. I work at a tax office, and we’re in the thick of it right now, yet still I’ve managed to have all the things I need to get done for the day done and have been…

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Vulnerable. 

This is something that weighs particularly heavy on my heart (though that seems to be a trend here recently) that I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, but didn’t necessarily know how to go about it.  How much do I divulge? What do I say? How do I remain sensitive to this topic?…

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Be good people. 

Recently in class, ive noticed something; The dancers can generally be summed up into two types.  There’s the dancers that make you feel crappy about yourself, and those that make you feel better about yourself.  And no I don’t mean “make you feel better about yourself” in the sense of, you think they’re so terrible…

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Dehydrated. 

I was pleased to find that work hasn’t been crazy enough this week to cause me to miss classes. I thought it would have kicked in already, but so far so good. This means I would only miss three weeks tops. Hopefully I can make at least one class even on the worst weeks, but…

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Swan Lake it til you make it. 

I was a little nervous going into rehearsal today, being that I hadn’t really danced all week. My ankle still doesn’t feel it’s best, and I’m notorious for pushing through things I really shouldn’t, so that also made me nervous. I got sick twice before rehearsal, and was really feeling it during, but managed to…

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Week Off.

This weekend was an interesting one as far as rehearsals go.  We had our first 8 hour rehearsal on Saturday, mostly for swans, but the other bit being for Act III. We had I think three or four girls out for rehearsal, which really wasn’t bad considering it was the first day of spring break…

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Ugly Ducklings.

As I’ve mentioned before, the other covers and I decided to form a squad to help us get through the fact that we’re all a bit disappointed to not be swans. We’re getting shirts made, and I told them we’d have a sleepover at my house all together.   We had picked tonight as the Ugly…

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Skipping class. 

I did something to my ankle in class on Monday. It doesn’t seem to be too major–landed a jump wrong or something. Maybe that mixed with overuse–and didn’t start hurting until I got home. It hasn’t let up so I skipped class yesterday to rest it.  As I sat there with my leg iced and…

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