The blizzard raging out my window has
forced reminded me to write an update about recent ballet classes.
Class 1: My regular class was cancelled for Thanksgiving (no dedication to the art, I say!), so I did a make-up class that week. However, the only make-up class available is the adult intermediate/advanced class. As I am barely a beginner, I was a bit nervous – but it was actually wonderful! There were only 4 of us, so there was a lot of individual attention. It was kind of nice to see some more complicated combinations at the barre, even when I clearly couldn’t follow them. I can see the through-line of the steps. And it’s so inspiring to see the other women in class dancing so beautifully.
Class 2: After over a week off, the first regular beginner class after the holiday was not great. I felt sluggish and clumsy. My feet were ignoring me, and my balance was lousy. I just had a bad class. It was the first time I left the studio cranky. But I decided to let it go as a bad day, and concentrate on the next class. Which was . . .
Class 3: . . . awesome! The class was PACKED! I think there were 15 of us, and the usual class is 7 or 8. Although that meant less time across the floor, we did some different combos to accommodate the larger groups. And I feel like I got everything, for the first time. I wasn’t great, but I was doing it. AND on the correct leg! I just had fun.
Next week is my last class of the year. Not looking forward to two weeks off ballet, but I’ll survive. And I have it on good authority that I’ve got some new leotards and a couple ballet DVDs coming under the tree to keep me occupied. 😉