Category: 5s

A post.

I’ve toyed around with the idea of even posting this post. Part of me feels like it’s pointless since what I really feel and want to say isn’t something I should put onto such a public platform, even though it’s something I’m very passionate about. Sometimes you just have to keep your mouth shut, sit…

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Prove it.

It’s funny hearing people tell me how they read my blog and the varying degree of addiction it causes them. I don’t know that I’ll ever get used to it, let alone understand why people actually enjoy reading such nonsense. Nonetheless, I still write this nonsense. So I guess there’s that. (Hi, y’all, glad to…

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Limit yourself. 

I deal with perpetual depression and anxiety.  Now that that is out of the way.  I woke up this morning pretty panicky. For no good reason, but I couldn’t shake it. All I wanted to do was dance, but deep down I was nervous that dance might make it worse. (Probably me jumping to worst…

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Daily Auditions

During warmup at rehearsal on Saturday, Ms. Munro made a comment. She said that during auditions, we really present and give our all and look our best, yet when we have class and rehearsals, we do less than that. She said we should do our audition-best all the time. Pushing our limits and working hard…

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Beginnings

It is clear that learning a part as complex as the Swan corps is way more difficult as a cover than as an actual swan. I sometimes find myself wondering if the girls know how lucky they truly are to have their place set and sure, not having to worry about what the other groups…

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Progress and regress.

In our V’s class yesterday, we did barre a little differently.Typically, we do combinations that are quick or complex. Instead, Mrs. Alex had us do simple combinations with a lot of repetition. She had us focus on proper technique, rather than just trying to get through the combination and move on. I really enjoyed this…

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Classes

Whatever my stomach is doing, it’s sure having a good time.I was only able to make it through the first part of class yesterday. I wanted to quit before the first part was over, but wouldn’t let myself. I knew if I could just make it through, I could sit out the second part, and…

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New semester

Classes have started back up for the new semester.Our first class, the V’s class, was taught by Ms. Munro since our normal teacher wasn’t there.I really liked this. I love a good Ms. M class.She didn’t go easy on us, which was good. She corrected my arm placement, which I’ve now been trying to be…

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This past week

Mrs. Alex wasn’t in class on Wednesday, so we had a sub. I ended up sneaking out towards the end, embarrassed by the fact I couldn’t do what she was asking. She was teaching more on the advanced side and I could do it—or at least try it—on flat, but on pointe it was impossible.…

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4 years ago

Yesterday was my first class after my “week off of life.” I know a week doesn’t seem like much, but it can really do you some good if you utilize it well. When I first started dancing, I hated when something would happen that would cause me to have to take extensive time off from…

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