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Today I went to my first ballet class in about twenty years. And ow, my legs hurt.

It was advertised as an "adult beginners" class, but if I wasn't familiar with ballet terms I would have been completely confused in the first few minutes - I knew what she meant when she said "feet in first" and "arms up to fifth", but plenty of my classmates didn't. It moved really quickly, and because of the situation of the barre there were times when I couldn't see the instructor.

But I really, really enjoyed it. I think it could have been better, especially if the barre had been situated in a place that ensured the teacher was always visible to all (it was a free standing one in the middle of the room). But still, it was fun. I actually found it because of a comment someone left in my Liffey Rivers entry about adult classes - I googled the school, rang them this morning, and found to my amazement that the new term of classes was starting this evening and there were a few places left. Apparently they might be starting tap soon, which I think I might enjoy a bit more, but this is fulfilling my dancing needs for the moment....


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Feb. 16th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
I am in AWE at your bravery. What I meant to ask you before you left was: WHAT did you WEAR?
Feb. 16th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yay, another adult ballet class person!
Feb. 16th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
That's so fabulous. And you should definitely start tap as well if you have time.

I've just come back from my third ice skating lesson and it is so much fun learning to do the adult stuff that I never learnt to do as a kid.
Feb. 16th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, wonderful! And for it all to have come together like that, too! It's really good that you're able to do some again.
Feb. 16th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
The commenter in question is a friend of mine, and probably arrived via my friends page. Glad to have been indirectly of service!
Feb. 17th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
That sounds great! Where is it, and will you let me know if/when the tap classes are starting (I was always much better at tap than ballet)?

There is also an adult ballet class starting soon in Phibsboro, if anyone's interested, I have the teacher's details.
Feb. 17th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I'm so envious. I wonder if I'm brave enough. But I am in awe of your quickness in getting started!
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