I know I have danced enough for the day when…:

A. class is over. 

B. the third class of the day is over.

C. I have officially burned enough calories that I need to eat breakfast again. And lunch. And dinner. 

D. I lie in bed reading and can still feel my muscles firing while my brain works through the choreography. 

E. My legs are on fire, O G-d, whhyyyyyyyy
…The correct answer, of course, is, “F. NEVAR.”

(In reality, this post was inspired by the thought, “I’ve only put in six hours today, my legs should definitely not feel this sore.O NOES I HAZ AN OUT OF SHAPE!”

Yes, I am ridiculous. Also, pretty sure sure there’s ground glass in my turnouts.) 

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.

Posted on 2016/10/20, in balllet, class notes, ID-10T errors, intensives, modern and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I’ve been there 🙂

  2. For me, enough means: my muscles are somehow sore and relaxed at the same time. My back feels strong and straight, and my mind is quiet. (But I am a middle-aged woman who spends most of her day at an office desk between phone and computer, so it has to be different.)

  3. I don’t know how to survive 3 classes a day – ok i’m more middle old, but even in my marathon time 5 hours of sportive activity would have killed me. On workshop weekends I do this – but I have to pay for it several days.

    But it’s something between C and E…

    Got killer modern class yesterday, a new teacher from Chile, only 25 years old and with it’s own understanding whats possible … mixed a bit of breakdance in I think – ouch.

  4. Can I say “All Of The Above”, *literally*?!
    Eating my second dinner, while reading, distracted by choreography running through my head, calves on fire from taking three classes (thankfully, not back to back…)

  5. There is never enough breakfast! And lunch! And dinner!
    Wait, what were we talking about?

    If I’m serious, enough dancing is more dancing than I currently have time, money and muscles for!

  6. Three classes? Damn! I thought I was hardcore when I did two classes back to back.

    I can definitely relate to D. I know I have been to ballet way too much when I can’t sleep because my mind is just going over the combinations from class over and over. This was particularly bad during recital season!!

    • OMG, I can only imagine. Rehearsal season must induce a ton of that. At the Lexington intensive I literally dreamed Albrecht’s variation all night at one point … Or, at least, all the parts of the night that I was able to sleep 😛 (Probably a good thing my cat wasn’t there; I probably would have cabrioled him right out of bed!) … And that was only a one-week intensive, with variations for roughly one hour each night!

      There’s a cool RadioLab episode that explores the phenomenon of that kind of dream, but the way — if I can remember which one it was, I’ll link it.

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