Month: June 2016

Last Summer Class.

Although the classes I actually take will carry on throughout the month of July, the classes I teach are finished. The intensive still has a few more days, but I’m not involved in those. It’s amazing how quickly a month can go by, and how slow it can feel at the same time. Yesterday started…

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Summer Classes: Last Week

Yesterday was our last Monday class for the standard summer classes. We only had seven kids in class, and all but one seemed to throw all sense of rules out the window. The one who is consistently good is also the one who is actually pretty decent at ballet. She even retains the French names…

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Summer Class, end of Third Week

These baby classes keep getting better and better. It’s still difficult having the different age groups, but they all remained engaged. I was so impressed when the kids started remembering what not only a pile and releve are but what a soute and echape and other more complex things are. And not where I say…

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Summer Classes, Week Three

Last night was the best baby class we’ve had so far. There were seven of them, mostly younger, and they seemed to soak up every single move and direction. It was impressive. It’s only been two full weeks and I’m already seeing improvement in them. They’re grasping the concepts and trying hard. Of course, towards…

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Second Week of Summer

Week two of summer has begun, and yesterday’s class yielded ten little ones. Thankfully, my dear friend Abarrane offered to help me with my classes, so it was less like herding cats and more like actual ballet. So much so that I ran out of things to do since I hadn’t gotten that far before…

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Summer Class Two. 

Today was my second summer class, though the third for those doing the complete intensive.  I had a baby class which had 8 kids in it–more 3 year olds than Monday–which went well enough. Surprisingly better than Monday, even though most of Monday’s were a bit older.  One of the little ones kept running around,…

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Start of Summer.

Yesterday kicked off our Summer classes at the studio. They offer an intensive with classes in the morning and evening, and alternating on days. (So, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the ballet is in the morning and Tuesday and Thursday it’s in the evening, with classes like musical theatre, jazz, character, etc sprinkled throughout as well.)…

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Home again.

I had planned to attend the class we have offered to us tonight. My dance clothes are even in my car. I have set aside time to blog about the inevitable good it will do for me. But I just can’t bring myself to go. The funk is strong with this one, and even though…

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