Month: May 2016

Be a swan, not a chicken 

My family lives in Kansas near the Missouri border and my cousin is getting married tomorrow, so we drove up on Thursday (through terrible storms and tornado warnings) for this momentous occasion.  My sister and I planned to do a bit of shopping Friday since the outlet malls are literally a five minute drive from…

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Community. 

I hesitated for a while about making my blog more public. It’s never really been a private thing, being that it is on the Internet, but I never really told many people about it either. Somehow, word started picking up, or google searches happened, or something, and I started noticing an uptick in views. People from…

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Summer Thoughts.

Sometimes I don’t know how to put into words what a class makes me feel. I have plenty of words, but I guess they aren’t the ones people really want to hear. And it has nothing to do with the class itself–that was wonderful. It was the type of class that gives you the good…

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Visual. 

Today I drove almost an hour to see two of my baby’s last recitals before they move.  (Keep in mind that one of these “babies” is in my class. And way better than me. So.) They take classes at our studio, and also a smaller studio that is actually comprised of studios in three different small,…

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Pre-Summer?

It’s funny to me how what I end up writing and how I end up wording things can vary based on how I write it. If its on paper, it’s one thing, if it’s on a computer, it’s another, if it’s types on my phone, it’s a completely other thing.  Anyway, irrelevant.  There aren’t classes…

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Recital, Second Show 

(They got the fire out 45 minutes before I had to leave for recital. 7 different fire stations came to assist so my house is still standing. Yay!) Another season is in the books.  Which is weird, really.  Many things are changing, which are difficult to have to handle and stuff, but we’ll take it…

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Recital, First Show

I was super nervous going into the show yesterday. I had never felt so unprepared going into a performance. I found myself clenching my teeth throughout the day which was giving me a headache.  It still didn’t feel like show day, even standing on that stage. How is it that the dances I have been…

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Recital Rehearsal, Night Two

Last night, I only had one dance to rehearse for Saturday’s recital performance. I would have only had dances on Friday, but the Advanced dances are both nights, so I have the Advanced Ballet, which had it’s rehearsal yesterday. I sharpied my shoes, remembered my black tights for the costume, and was ready to go.…

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Recital Rehearsal, Night One

Yesterday was our first recital rehearsal. Well, you only have two if you dance on both nights. They split the dances between Friday and Saturday night and try their best to keep you on the same day if you’re in multiple. The only pieces that dance both nights are the advanced classes. I was grateful…

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Colored Pointe Shoes.

At the beginning of the semester, our Advanced Ballet teacher told us her vision for our recital piece. The costume is unconventional, and she wanted to complete the look with black tights and black pointe shoes. (My apologies for the crooked, terrible quality picture.) She told us to let her know if our parents weren’t…

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