In Which Words Are Eaten, &c. 

First, I am very much on the mend, and forced to admit once again that taking a few days off from class is perhaps more expedient than wheezing half-heartedly on, then making one’s self terribly sick and having to take a few weeks off. 

Next, the Demiurges of Ballet saw fit to smile upon me in my convalescence and to make all of my new ballet junk arrive yesterday (excepting my grey tights, which arrived a couple of days ago).

Basically, after declaring my undying love for Sansha’s model 3/”Silhouette” shoes to BB (heretofore known as “B,” but there are too too many Bs in my life now!) and lamenting my suspicion that they’re discontinuing them, I figured that it would be well to order a backup pair or two.

My left foot, pointing like crazy, in a Sansha model 3L (

My precioussssssssss…

…So I hopped on Sansha’s NY store website and basically bought everything that was on sale and one thing that wasn’t. 

My beloved shoes are, indeed, in the last throes of clearance; I ordered one pair in black and one in white (because for like $3,why not?) but the white ones had already sold out, so they refunded me on those. I also bought a pair of stretch-canvas shoes in white (the thing that wasn’t on sale) to go with my very simple costume for my next Suspend performance; they seem like they’ll do nicely. Like the Silhouettes, they don’t bunch up under my arch when I point my foot.
I also bought a couple of shirts from the clearance page. Turns out I’m more like a size 5 in Sansha’s magical number system, but I’m okay with the fact that my shirts are nice and roomy.

Anyway, I also ordered a pair pair of black BalTogs suspender tights (which, it turns out, are convertible, foot-wise) and, finally, a BodyWrappers M007. 

This is where the words-eating comes in. 

I have have always maintained that I hate narrow elastics. It turns out that I apparently really don’t anymore.

The M007’s waistband, at 2″, isn’t terribly narrow, but it’s definitely narrower than anything else I’ve got. 

Four dance belts in different makes & models lined up to demonstrate differences in waistband widths.

Width Comparison, L-R: BW M006, Capezio, WM, BW M007

That said, it’s remarkably comfortable.
Rise-wise, it’s comparable to the WearMoi belt, which is interesting, since the M006 is so, well, tall.

Obviously, as I haven’t had a chance to wear it to class yet, I can’t really comment on its performance — but I imagine that it will do well.

In other news, I really quite like these suspendery tights, and I wouldn’t mind owning a pair of shorts of similar construction. They would be a good solution for trapeze class, in which it really helps to have garments that won’t roll up and expose your tender skin to the ropes (especially for for me; I’m allergic to the adhesive on the tape that we use to wrap them). 

That’s it for now. Back to quasi-normal life tomorrow. 

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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.

Posted on 2016/08/12, in balllet, kit and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Please give yourself the grace to heal. You are a dear person. Remember that, and give yourself the care you deserve.

    • Thanks very much 🙂 I am feeling much better, but taking it easy in class today — and it looks like I’ll be running off to the desert this week, which should offer some time to recharge (with a pool and a hot tub for the first few days :D).

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