What’s Your Favorite Season?

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

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Photo by Rachel Hellwig.

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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Fun Fact: Ballet Class Isn’t What it Used to Be…Thank Goodness!

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. I need an ice pack just thinking about this…

A ballet barre from the 1820s:

“48 pliés followed by 128 grand battement, 96 petit battement glissé, 128 ronds de jambes sur terre and 128 en l’air, and ending finally with 128 petit battement sur le cou-de-pied. One inevitable consequence of this extreme training was a sharp rise in injuries.”

– Jennifer Homans, Apollo’s Angels, 2010, p. 129-130

Oh, and all of this was repeated in center. Yikes. Do not try at home.

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Created with Wikimedia Commons Public Domain Image – Not a Painting of an 1820s Ballet Class, in Case You’re Wondering 😉