I have made soooo many mistakes in my ballet journey, and now I have discovered another one.
Just to recap.
Despite recommendations from my old dance teacher and someone at work, I decided not to attend the main dance centre in the city.
The reason why? Well, even though I had only been dancing for maybe 4-6 months as an adult, I was determined to get on pointe. The problem with the dance centre was that they didn’t offer pointe.
Well, I discovered this past Monday that that isn’t true.
I am proud to say that I pulled myself together and attended the Monday morning class at the dance centre.
Halfway through the class the teacher said „if anyone wants to stay back after class, I am going to teach pointe for about 20 minutes“
What????? I couldn’t believe my ears.
I actually asked again when the class finished if that is what she said.
I didn’t have my pointe shoes with me, so I asked if I could stay and watch.
Well only one girl was able to stay behind, so I suggested that I could do the exercises alongside her but on flat.
We did slow elevés and some relevé eschappés at the barre. Even though I try to do similar combinations at home, something about doing it in a class setting really made me feel it more.
It was also so nice having class in the morning. I was energised, not tired like I often am during 8:30pm class.
The only thing though was I was so sore the next day. I am not sure if it was from class, or something else, but my lower back really hurt in one spot. Like, if something had punched me there.
I decided not to go to uni class……again…
My excuse was my lower back. I really didn’t want to hurt it anymore and have to miss my RAD class.
Well, despite my best efforts a storm almost stopped me from going to my RAD class anyway. All trains were cancelled.
My lovely partner left work early and came to the rescue by driving me to class.
It was a really good class. I felt really in control
I also hit a couple of balances that I missed last week.
Our „exam“ has been set for the 18th February, so I have about a month left to prepare.
In other news, I have been thinking about concentrating on getting my splits again.
I want to get them to improve my grand jeté. Mine looks so pathetic.
I want to hit that 180 degrees. That must feel so good.
Hope you all had a great week!!