Monthly Archives: February 2009

Toe woe

You really have to keep your toenails trimmed for ballet, not just for pointe work (though obviously it is really crucial there), but also for regular class, because (1) slippers should be fairly tight in order to look good (not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sharks vs. Jets …er, Swans

Saturday was sort of a "median" class — Sarka wasn’t there, but GJ and Snow White were, and so were Nolia and Jtinia (after a long absence??? Jtinia might have been recovering from an injury, it seemed from something she … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Context is everything

  I can’t believe how different the last two classes were. They were a study in contrasts — it’s the same intermediate (or "advanced") class, the same barre, the same music, the same teacher, and yet this was Saturday: and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

LBB and pearls

Tonight, out of the blue (because no one ever wears much jewellery to class), both Marleesha and White Swan were wearing little pearl chokers. They looked fabulous. The girls pictured above have issues with their shoulders and their turnout, but, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Style

We had a new girl in class on Saturday. As always, I never know anyone’s real name, only what U. dubs them. This one she kept calling "Beyoncé," which was totally fitting, because she was gorgeous. She was dressed a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Exploded

I was really late getting to class last night — there was no parking in all the downtown core — I finally gave up and went into the underground parking under the mall — and even there they had closed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sweaty woman / Walkin’ down the street

On Saturday I was really sweaty at the end of class, and it surprised me because I realized that I had not been that sweaty in ages — whereas for many years I used to take a lot of pride in being … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment