On Ballet! – Quick Monday Class Notes

Strengths Today:
Barre work was pretty okay, though I got lost in a couple of long combinations (mainly because I can’t think and count at the same time, apparently).

l am, however, getting better at remembering combinations in general, so there’s hope!

My back is improving.   I spend less time each class going, “Fosse!  Fosse!  Fosse!” and not keeping it all inside.

Also, surprised myself with a decent pirouette in a combination (decent is relative, here, probably?).   Huh.  So that’s that.

Weaknesses Today:
I have some kind of mental block about following a glissade with an assemble.  Since this is like the most common sub-combo in the history of ballet … Erm.   Yeah.  

Frustratingly, I can glissade and I can assemble … as long as they’re separate. 

Together?  Well, I could do this when I was seven.   It’ll come.

Edit: PS, I pulled a muscle in my calf but was able to finish class. Because that’s how cyclists ballet, y’all.

About asher

Me in a nutshell: Standard uptight ballet boy. Trapeze junkie. Half-baked choreographer. Budding researcher. Transit cyclist. Terrible homemaker. Neuro-atypical. Fabulous. Married to a very patient man. Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2015). Proto-foodie, but lazy about it. Cat owner ... or, should I say, cat own-ee? ... dog lover. Equestrian.

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