Selections from Advanced Class

During terre-a-terre:

Me: I keep adding an extra tombé-pas-de-bourée.

BG: Don’t do that—we don’t get paid by the step!


  • Think about over-crossing the working leg in Arabesque
  • At the barre, don’t let the working foot get lazy (also in Arabesque)
  • Corrolary: if you have beautiful feet, use what G-d have ya
  • Get your back up and keep it up, but don’t leave it behind when you failli
  • Double turns: stop looking for your spot!*

So, in short, all the same things I mostly had sorted before the break.

*Except this. I only recently realized that I’m practicing “proactive spotting” rather then letting the spot happen naturally.

Also, petit allegro was a disaster today, but that was because my brain refused to absorb the combination.

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 2017/02/04, in balllet, class notes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That “brain fuzz” thing is weird. last time out was a decent class but for some reason I absolutely couldn’t absorb two of the centre combinations.

  2. meanwhile, I must remember to sneak this into the U-boat’s iPod instead of “Music for Ballet Class Vol 15 Turning Combinations”:

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