Category: Mrs. Alex

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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Swan Lake Casting

I’m not a swan.I’m cast, but I’m not anything exciting or impressive.I have many thoughts and feelings towards this, mostly of disappointment and confusion. But I’m trying to put those to the side for this post. (As “Fight Song” decides to come on my Pandora)I’ll make the most of it, like I do every time.…

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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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Swan Lake Auditions

Swan Lake auditions are now behind us.(we survived, thank God.) Friday night, Annika and I stayed at the Munro studio after the class I assist to work on a project she has for school, as well as a few things for auditions. She helped me with my chaines and jetes and the darn tombe, coupe,…

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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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Lovely Things

Just a post of some things that have happened this week that I want to remember. Sitting on the floor trying to untangle my yarn to continue to crochet. One of the younger dancers strikes an interest. I show her the stitch and she picks it up immediately Another younger dancer tells me she’s good…

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Personal.

I’ve been having a pretty rough time in some things in my personal life, which hasn’t had too much of an effect on dance, thankfully, but yesterday took the cake. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be in the studio I am.I had a panic attack during the day, and then the…

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Empty studio

Usually on Tuesdays, I’m only at the studio until about 7pm. This is considered early for me, as most of my classes start at 7 and go til 9. (I get there at 5 because it’s just easier than going home, which is far away. And traffic sucks.) Last night, however, I didn’t leave until…

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World Ballet Day

I’m currently watching the portion of the live stream from The National Ballet of Canada.They are doing their class warm up. So far, it’s fairly simple–all things I am more than capable of doing. It’s quite a large class, and as they pan from side to side, you see many variations of the same movement.Plie,…

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