My (Sort Of) Beautiful Ballet: First Class at LBS
In this case, that’s Louisville Ballet School, not Local Bike Shop.
Needless to say, while I have not forgotten everything, there is much I shall have to relearn in terms of, well, terms. Also balance. There will be much practicing of Barre exercises at home. Furthermore, I have reverted to the level of confusion about port-des-bras that I enjoyed when I was, like, seven – only now I understand my own learning style a lot better, so with a little study that should resolve pretty quickly. I am also evidently not great at counting to four while moving my feet, but I think that will resolve itself as we progress.
Fortunately, I have somehow retained more flexibility than I expected – cycling and running can really tighten things up.
Also fortunately, Denis survived his first class and went along gamely for as long as he could. He got dehydrated and took a break during the across-the-floor part only class. For someone with no dance background who normally gets very little continuous exercise, I think he did very well. I also managed to concentrate on what I was doing instead of worrying about him the whole time. Next time, we will bring water and he will feel a little more at home than he did this time.
We did not end class with reverence, but we did give our lovely teacher a round of applause afterwards. If I catch up the finances this week I can go to class on Saturday as well. I am very much looking forward to that!
That’s it for now. Keep the rubber leather side down.
Strengths This Week:
Points to Work On:
Edit: Sorry about the crazy typos. I wrote this entry last night on my phone, which has a little thing that I like to call “Autocorrupt.” I’ve been fixing and re-fixing it ever since…