Ballet Squid Chronicles: Just call me Vidal Sisson?

Tonight, I learned that when I’m tired, I sisson when I should sauté arabesque. My legs are all, “We are not getting off the ground on just one leg,” or something.

Also that when I think about getting my extensions higher, I return to Defective Construction Crane Mode.

When I’m just learning the combo, it’s all, “Ohai, well, there’s my leg way up there.” And then we run the combo and I’m all, “Dangit, it was up there before and it’s getting up there again!” :::gripgripgrip:::

But I can defective – crane higher than I used to, anyway. Is that a good thing? Beats me.

Meanwhile, I still can’t count and jump at the same time. D’oh. Will I ever learn*?

That said, I managed to glissade and assemble without dissembling or disassembling, so that’s something. I can also glissade – jete. Getting from sauté arabesque to glissade still looks a bit awkward. Have to work on that.

This was not a great day for Letting It Happen. I definitely suffered for missing class on Monday. All told, though, it’s coming along.

I also mostly remembered not to make faces. Mostly.

Edit: I forgot to mention the (rather depressing) highlight of last night’s class: left split all the way down, no sweat (well, actually, I was sweating buckets by then, but not because of the split). Yay! On the other hand, I would rather have done beautiful combos than a full split.

*Yes. In fact, I’ve made progress in this regard. Now I’m usually okay if the combination is fairly simple; in more complex combos, I count fine until suddenly I don’t.

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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