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Last night was my first ballet class. At the end I felt like I'd gone through slow-motion aerobics. Everyone, even the two guys, had a ladylike sheen of perspiration. I have to say I was relieved to see that one of the other students was a "Mom" type, older and larger. So petty of me, I know. I wasn't sure what to wear and didn't want to invest in dancewear at this point, so I ended up with my black tennis skirt and black camisole, with socks. I looked legit enough. Thank goodness for my earlier experiences with belly-dancing and figure-skating, and for whatever stamina and conditioning I got from playing tennis. It took me a while to get used to seeing myself move in a room full of mirrors. I realized that when I do look at myself, it's almost always a static image. After an hour, my knees started to ache, so I sat out the last thirty minutes and watched the two young men fly and leap gracefully through the air.
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On August 26th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
Cool!
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On August 26th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC), i_saw_the_fall commented:
I've wanted to take an adult ballet class for a while. There are places that offer them, but then I'm always too afraid to sign up because I am inept at dance due to lack of rhythm.
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On August 27th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Quite frankly I don't think anyone else will notice - they're all too busy concentrating on their own forms!
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On August 26th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
I took a couple of semesters of ballet at community college recently. I hope you enjoy it!
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On August 27th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
For the moment it's three drop-in beginner classes - I'm going to start tennis again so we'll see how the scheduling works out.
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On August 27th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC), cookie_chef commented:
I think it is awesome you are doing this!
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On August 27th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
:)
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