7 First-Ballet-Class-of-the-Season Feelings

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1. I’m back!!! Where have you been all my life?!

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2. New leotard=unstoppable

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3. How can I still do multiple turns, but can’t remember how to tendu?

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5. Happy, happy, happy…

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6. I believe I can fly again…

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7. Forgot how glorious that after-class feeling is…

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8. Really should organize my ballet bag someday…

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Secrets Revealed: 10 Things Bunheads Do When They’re Not Dancing…

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You’ve always wondered…Here’s the truth… 😉

1. Daydream About Dance

All the time. Everywhere we go. When you would never suspect it.

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2. Choreograph in Our Thoughts

If we’re listening to music, there’s a good chance we’re mentally creating, staging, or restaging ballets.

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3. Binge on YouTube Ballet Videos

Oops, 6 hours just passed? Oh well…

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4. Read About Ballet

As difficult as it is to remain still (if we’re not watching dance), we suffer through it for articles, books, and blogs about ballet…

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5. Sew Our Pointe Shoes

It must be done—like it or not. But listening to ballet music, a ballet podcast, or a ballet advice video helps pass the time…

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6. Cross Train!

This is why you watch/listen to TV, right?

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7. Look at Social Media Accounts of Our Favorite Dancers

They. Are. So. Amazing. #Goals

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8. Try Not to Obsess About How Much We Want to Be Dancing Right This Very Minute

Yes, we know we need to rest. And yet…

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9. Binge on YouTube Ballet Videos: Round 2 (or 3 or 4…)

Seriously, how did bunheads survive before YouTube?

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10. Do Things Totally Unrelated to Ballet

It’s a good change of pace. Then it starts to feel really weird and boring…

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Happy Monday!

Know that feeling? 😉 Hope your summer is filled with many ballet victories! 🙂

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7 Stages of a Bunhead Summer…

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How is your summer going? What stage are you experiencing? 😉

1. Post-Recital Blues

How is ballet season over yet?!

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2. Summer Intensive Prep

Just focus on summer intensive, focus on summer intensive…

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3. Summer Intensive

Ahh, finally…

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4. Intensive Performance

THIS. IS. WHAT. SUMMER. IS. ABOUT.

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5. Post-Intensive Slump

Can this please be over yet?

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6. Beginning of Nutcracker Season

Time to start thinking about auditions! September is just around the corner!

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7. First-Day-of-Fall-Classes Countdown

And 5,6,7,8 – can’t wait!

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