She and U. and Snow White must have had a relationship from Expressions, for when Snow White came in, U. stopped and pointed her out to her, waiting for a reaction. Snow White was satisfyingly freaked out, and asked Beyoncé how old she was. Beyoncé must have been only 8 or 9 when Snow White apparently was "teaching her"??? Beyoncé is now 16 and, it turns out, Snow White is 23. Seeing B. made Snow White "feel so old."
I said, "23! You’re about as old as a minute!" or something to that effect.
Everyone laughed but mainly we were all glad for the interruption and rushed to our drinks.
I started ballet late (18, after an aborted attempt at age 5), but not as late as Zelda Fitzgerald, the celebrated flapper, did (28).
However, she "got" in less than three years what took me at least 25:
"But you are a bête, an impossible!" screeched Arienne. "You wish to understand it before you can do it."
Alabama finally taught herself what it felt like to move the upper part of her body along as if it were a bust on wheels. Her pas de bourrée progressed like a flying bird. She could hardly keep from holding her breath when she did it.