Danseur Ignoble: Intermediate Again

I returned to intermediate class today.   I had my doubts, but it actually went reasonably well.

While I didn’t look stellar at the barre, I did make it through all the combinations (of note, either today’s fondus were less sadistic than usual, or my legs are really fresh, or both).  Weight transfers were solid; grand rond de jambes were …  Um.

Adagio has been worse, but has also been much better.   Across-the-floor, on the other hand, was surprisingly good.  I need to tune up my balancé a bit again, but the whole thing hung together and looked rather nice (including a lovely turn from fourth; egads, I have missed turns from fourth).

I did part of the petit adagio, then called it a day.  I think that was the right call.   We did quite a bit of relevé work at the barre, and my toe was starting to speak up.

In other news, The Momma (Denis’ Mom) is making us costumes for Tutu Tuesday (I am preparing her sainthood paperwork as I write).  We took measurements yesterday.  I selected the fabrics and colors last weekend.  I think they’re going to be pretty cool.

The summer depression continues apace, but I’m managing.   I really need to get my butt to class as often as I can between now and when we ship out for Burning Man, and I’m hoping that will help.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

Don’t forget to spot your turns!

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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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