Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dance Log 9

I love ballet, but I've gotta say something:
the pink tights are starting to really get to me.

Today I couldn't stop staring at myself, and not in a good way.
 Are pink tights flattering on anyone?
 (I'm going to go ahead and request that all the men who are dying to make a
sarcastic comment keep their thoughts to themselves.)

I love watching ballerinas in their pink tights, black leotards,
tutus, and pointe shoes.

I simply must make a comment about this being one of the most gorgeous paintings ever.
Don't you agree?

I love watching those stunning girls in pink tights and tutus. I just don't like wearing those things. I feel like a clumsy elephant. A clumsy elephant in pink tights and a strappy leotard. Eating a doughnut. I wish I had a doughnut right now. Ok. Moving on.

Some of you may be wondering when I'll stop writing my dance logs (some of you probably also wonder why I always get on off subject tangents about food). Well, my ballet class is a little more than 1/2 over (and I tangent about food when my stomach is growling). I feel like I learn more every day in ballet, even though sometimes it's really frustrating. 

This isn't the end of dance for alyssa though.

 I just registered for two
new dance classes for next semester!!

The first is an advanced modern technique class (insert hallelujah chorus). The second is a choreography class. I'm so excited to use that creative part of my brain again, and I feel so blessed to have a husband who is so willing to let me have this outlet. Today in ballet I had a hard time, because I kept thinking about how excited I am to do modern again. I zoned out thinking about it a few times and screwed up several barre exercises.
Oops. 

On a higher note, as we were leaping across the floor, my teacher stopped me and said, "where did you come from? I didn't know you could leap like that." Coming from my teacher, that's a pretty huge compliment. I should have been more excited about it, but I was too busy thinking about modern dance class. I can't wait, friends. In modern class you don't have to wear pink tights. And you get to breathe. And you do moves that aren't always pretty. I love ballet. And really when it comes down to it, I believe ballet is the foundation of technique. But oh, I can't wait to take a modern class.






Happy Tuesday, friends.
xoxo

5 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you! I hope you keep a dance log of your modern class, because I'd like to read that one also.

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  2. Pink dance tights are the best! Haha. I've actually never worn them, or if I did I was like 4, but they are pink!!

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  3. Ah! Excited and jealous that you get to do "moves that aren't always pretty"... I'm teaching my beginning class and they haven't found the beauty in awkward movement yet- I keep telling them that they don't know what they're missing. :) And, by the way, I love your dance logs- don't stop.

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  4. Ha ha! I never wore pink tights but Sister Deinhart now absolutely requires them in her classes. And yes that is a beautiful painting! Love it!

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