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Week off.

The past five days, I haven’t gone to work or dance.I’ve learned tons and caught up on a million things I needed to get done, with about a million more that will be left unfinished (Among those is the pictures I’m currently editing, and the ones I won’t have time to finish. And laundry is…

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Thursday class

There have been things in my life that have been sapping my strength and energy and focus, causing my brain to be rather cloudy and my reactions to be less than typical. I try to push through but I noticed myself losing focus during class yesterday. (And people wonder why I try to keep my…

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Summer

Summer classes technically started on Friday, but my first class was yesterday.Many of the kids take during the day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but since I work that really isn’t an option for me. It’s okay, though, since the ballet classes are in the evening. Our teachers vary week to week. Some of them…

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Post-show blues

I’m finding myself having a hard time dealing with the fact that Oz is over.Maybe it’s a bit more extreme since the studio is also finished with classes until the summer session begins (which isn’t until June.) and I don’t yet have the means to really practice at home. I knew I’d miss the show,…

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How you got there.

I was re-reading through some of the blog posts of when Oz first began rehearsing today. I really wanted to see the difference from when it began to when it ended. Now that it’s just a memory, there are certain set things I’ll subconsciously choose to remember over others, and this show has had no shortage…

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Just a weird day.

Yesterday was a rough day, and if you asked me what was wrong, I wouldn’t even be able to tell you.I tried figuring it out, but I couldn’t get any solid reasoning.It was just a weird day. These happen occasionally, and usually when they do I find myself wanting to be around nobody. Not because…

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progress

It feels really good when you’re in a class with dancers more advanced than you and you are able to keep up.Usually I struggle.Usually I get the concept, but not the full combination.Usually I mess up direction or can’t even attempt the arms. And, sure, there were a few times I messed up the arms…

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Center yourself.

Ms. Lori is just one of the greatest humans on the planet.So forgive me if I talk about her too much. In yesterday’s class, Ms. Lori had us do a few combinations at the barre, then hold releve passe (or a couple different positions as well) and take a second to close our eyes while…

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It could be worse.

This weekend had me laying flat on my back most of the time.The pain in my back seemed to only be increasing, or at least remaining the same. Thankfully I didn’t have rehearsals or any really strenuous activity scheduled, so I was able to stay in bed and edit pictures and crochet while watching movies…

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