Danseur Ignoble: Intermediate Class Again
Made it through Brienne’s class by the skin of my teeth. The first (read: slow!) part of barre was good — graceful, fluid, combinations hanging together. The middle was mediocre — I haven’t done quick footwork in weeks, really (bonus: Margie’s class will seem easy on Friday! :D).
The last part — the slow, grueling, “I’m only doing this to you because I love you all so much” part, with all the fondues and développés was … Well, it could have been worse.
Heck, it has been worse. But it still made abundantly clear how much core strength I’ve lost and so forth. Time to get back on that . I got a specific correction about keeping my abs engaged o.O I was as swaybacked as a retired army mule (as Denis pointed out, back to sitting on the exercise ball!).
Going across the floor, I was fine to the right and … not so fine to the left. For whatever reason, I kept losing the combo going left. I did, however, toss out some nice turns (though no doubles today), as if I knew what I was doing 😉
I also discovered that when Brienne says, “Good!” to me, I panic and fall apart! Gotta work on that, too. I have been dancing too long to fall apart on a sauté arabesque, sauté passe, sauté arabesque, sauté passe, tombé, pas de bourrée, glissade, assemblée zig-zag combo.
All told, not a terrible showing for my first full intermediate class (correction:… since February). I expect to do better next week, and not be such a clenching, gripping, sweat-dropping idiot during fondue adagio.
That’s it for now.