Keeping me on my toes…

Untitled design(1)It’s been just over a year since I joined an adult ballet class and I have to say that I’ve absolutely loved every moment of every class. Like many of us, I attended dance classes as a child but put those dreams away as I grew up and the realities of life intervened.  But I never lost the love of ballet and have taken the opportunity to see as many live performances as possible over the years.

The classes I attend are friendly and relaxed with a great teacher and fab mix of fellow dancers. We always enjoy a good laugh or two, while doing our best to improve each week. Alongside the sheer joy and pleasure of dancing, it is such good exercise and has many benefits. Some benefits I’ve found are improved balance, better coordination, stronger legs and ankles, and more flexible hips. I’m sure it’s good for the memory, too, as I now seem to remember new step sequences and routines far easier than when I first started.

I’m so glad I took the plunge last year and enrolled for the class. Just goes to show it’s never too late to rekindle old loves and pleasures. Never in a million years did I ever envision that I’d be arabesque-ing and petit jete-ing (or at least attempting to) at this stage of my life.

So, this very enthusiastic amateur will leave you with a look at how the professionals do it, with my favourite dance from my favourite ballet: the Grand Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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10 responses to “Keeping me on my toes…

  1. Wow! Total respect for you!

  2. I love the picture. What a great cover for a book. I’m with Barb on the respect, you are one brave lady.

  3. My beautiful ballerina I love that you are fulfilling your childhood dream albeit ammended and keeping fit too. You know I saw The Nutcracker recently but in a different class to your beautiful clip. Keep dancing, x

  4. I’m just sitting here smiling as I watch the Grand Pas de Deux. And that is so cool that you’ve kept up with the ballet classes. What a wonderful, fulfilling thing to do!

  5. What a talented group we are: authors, singers, artists, ballet dancer. Well done, Tricia for keeping on your toes. The Nutcracker is my favourite ballet, thanks for the clip. And agree re the photograph. Would make a fabulous cover!

  6. Way to go, Tricia! I, too, was a ballet girl- all through school- I still have dreams I’m in the wings on stage and getting ready to go on and can’t remember what I’m supposed to be performing. LOL. Somewhere over the years, I’ve lost my sense of balance and would probably spend more time on the floor than anything if I tried to take lessons again. Go you!!! So proud of you. Jillian

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