Month: October 2016

Skipped class. 

I skipped class tonight.  It makes my heart so sad to not dance, and makes my muscles hurt since I did pointe for the first time in a while during rehearsal yesterday. The struggle.  This week I mad a doctors appointment to try and figure out what’s making me so sick. I think part of…

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Hurt again. 

This last week was full of ballet things. Not just classes and teaching, but also our fundraiser and a full weekend of rehearsals.  Due to the fundraiser, I subbed a few classes one of our principals teaches. In the first class, I had them stretching in the beginning. With their feet flexed out in front…

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Little things. 

Not many big, spectacular things have been happening that are particularly note-worthy, but there have been little things all around that honestly just make me smile.  Things I have now that I know I won’t have much longer, especially next year once everyone has graduated and left me 😭 (okay, not everyone, but a huge…

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Power of One. 

Yesterday I got to see a friend I haven’t seen in 12 years.  12 years.  I was 14 when I met her. Just put that into perspective there.  Anyway, she came into town and was able to pop over to where I was for a conference and hang out for half an hour. Not near…

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World Ballet Day 

Today marks perhaps the fondest day in all current ballet dancers hearts, the day we celebrate ballet around the world.  (Hence the name. Obvi.) I won’t get to watch as much today as I have the past years, which makes me sad, but it’s okay.  The first year they did this, I streamed it on…

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Costume fittings 

The Nutcracker cast list is out, and thus begins the greatness of another season.  Yesterday we had our costume fittings for the roles I’m cast in. (Which is where I discovered the fact of my last post.) I got to see some of my friends I haven’t seen in months since I’m not able to…

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