Class this week was excellent. I attribute most of this excellence to my new ballet skirt. Please admire it now:
It’s SOOO pretty! The photos just don’t do it justice. And for a super fancy lace close-up:
Okay, don’t be too jealous. You too can acquire one these beauties. This from an online company I stumbled upon called gG’s Skirts. The skirts are unique and comfy and gorgeous. They are on the pricy side, starting at $40 each. BUT, the company does this great thing called Surprise Skirts. You give them your size and they send you a sample or discontinued skirt. For only $19! That is how I acquired this lovely. And for my friends out of the States – they ship internationally!
I swear this skirt made my balances better last night. I have no proof so you’ll just have to trust me.
In other news, the is a new girl in class. Like super new. Last week was her first class, and I assume she hasn’t taken any ballet before. She jumped right in and tried to follow allow during barre and center, but she was struggling a bit. Madame is really good and encouraging to the newbies. She put New Girl behind Gorgeous Ballet Girl at the barre (just like she did with me!), and offered a lot of help.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure if we would see New Girl this week. Sometimes they get scared off from the first class – I remember how intimidating that first class was. But there she was. We filed into the studio, and New Girl ended up standing next to me at the barre. I though to myself, “Madame will surely move her to between a couple of the good dancers. Poor New Girl will be lost watching me.” Nope. In Madame floated, glanced our way, and started class.
It’s a lot of pressure knowing someone’s following you. I swear I was sweating twice a much as usual! But it did make me work even harder to make sure I was doing all the steps properly.
We got to frappes (damn you, frappes!), and I felt I had to warn New Girl not to follow me too closely. “I’m awful at these,” I said. “I hope I don’t mess you up.”
“Oh, don’t worry,” New Girl said. “I like watching you. You’re very graceful.”
Maybe the compliment made my balances a little stronger too.