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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.

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