Brit Sketch, Liana, and I finally made it to ballet this morning, and I couldn’t think of a more refreshing way to start the day. It’s been months since I’ve been at the barre and years since Brit had pas de buerred, but it ended up just being a perfect day out.
We took Beginning Ballet II with Marcia Cantillana. When I first and last saw her, I was shivering in my tights and she was super pregnant. This morning, I was excited to be dancing with my friends and she was super teaching ballet class with her baby daughter slinged across her belly. She taught her ballet class with her baby on her belly! I feel like every time I take ballet, I’m going to be shocked by dancers performing through different stages of adulthood, from being a mother to being retired.
Tomorrow night Hurt Me (dubbed so because her choreography is tough) teaches De La Femme’s Femme Fatale class. I haven’t touched hip-hop for a full year, so I’m excited to get back to a style that’s very outside-in instead of inside-out. (They are entirely different languages.)
There isn’t a lot of substance to this post. I just like dancing.
What you should know, though, is that National Dance Week is coming up on Friday! It’s actually a week and a half long, and it’s a great opportunity to take FREE CLASSES. Kawayan Folk Arts is opening their May 3rd rehearsal to absolutely anybody interested. You can find more Bay Area events listed here.
Fortune favors the bold. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” (Tony Robbins) Do it, do it, freals, because a versatile dancer is a good dancer.