Monday Class Notes, Some Other Stuff

Tonight I was having issues with my knees.  Specifically, they did not want to be straight. Something to think about.

Brienne taught tonight, with her famous athletically – demanding barre.  Four men in class (including me) and ten or more women.  We were a big group! 

Brienne roams and corrects during barre. I got a million corrections tonight; I was a bit of a mess. Also got a compliment on a self-correction, which was nice.   Praise is always good, but really good when it’s for fixing yourself.

Our adage really felt like dancing, and I think I did it well the first couple of times. I am finding it much easier to remember choreography now.  Still got lost in the count in petit allegro, though.  I love little jumps and get carried away.

Evidently, from outside the room we sounded like elephants.

My left gastrocnemius (that big calf muscle), which I injured somehow last week, held up fine today.  I think it is basically healed (thanks in part to a certain physiotherapist!).

Next time I’ll try to write down our choreography … speaking of which, I have decided to go with Satie, pending opinions from people who know stuff.

Leather side down!

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About asher

Me in a nutshell: Standard uptight ballet boy. Trapeze junkie. Half-baked choreographer. Budding researcher. Transit cyclist. Terrible homemaker. Getting along pretty well with bipolar disorder. Fabulous. Married to a very patient man. Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2015). Proto-foodie, but lazy about it. Cat owner ... or, should I say, cat own-ee? ... dog lover. Equestrian.

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