I haven’t done ballet in over a year, so just checking if I’ve still got it LOL. Even if I don’t sign up to a class in the autumn, I have several DVDs of traditional ballet barre class (and some that are more of a fitness workout) as you can see below!
Actually, my achilles tendons are aching a lot and I need to sort out my posture and alignment…head to toe!
(Lace-up Shoes from TK Maxx)
Yesterday I schlepped along to Covent Garden to my final class of the 12 week Ballet at the Barre course. I was so tired and a bit stressed from a lot of restructure chaos at work that I wasn’t in the mood for physical exertion, concentration or recalling stuff from last week, but I got there and REALLY ENJOYED IT. There were only 6 or 7 of us, plus our teacher and it was a great class! I decided on my way there to throw myself into it. Remember turnout, engaged core, toes pointed, use the floor, pull up….Dance!
Along with a fellow classmate, I got to perform a sequence on demi-pointe! OMG.
At the end we had time to stretch and fill out our course evaluations. I spoke to my teacher individually and he asked what I was intending to do next. He recommended Ballet Improvers, which I would love to do, but it finishes too late for my one hour journey home to the suburbs afterwards. He also asked if I’ve ever done any Jazz! A little bit, but I’d LOVE to do more. Anyway, he said I can try out the brand new Street Jazz course for free in July if I’m interested, and then that will run properly in September.
I’m really confused because I promised myself I would return to Rhythm Tap at Morley in September (and I’m obsessing over getting those Jason Samuels Smith shoes), but now I don’t want to stop Ballet, but Improvers Ballet at City Lit is too late, and then there’s a new Afro-Contemporary course starting (WOW!!!). What to do?!?!?
In the meantime I start Floor Barre in July for 5 weeks with a one-off Rhythm Tap General class in the middle! 🙂
I’m really excited because the Summer Term begins next week, and I am booked onto 2 different courses:
Ballet at the Barre at City Lit on Wednesday – 12 weeks
Rhythm Tap 1 at Morley College on Thursday lunchtime – 6 weeks
I am currently doing Aerobics Oz Style from Youtube every day after work to limber up. A complete 90s throwback!
It is probably a good idea to just do the six week block of Tap and then have a six week break from that until Ballet at the Barre is finished.
My tap teacher asked if I wanted to be more challenged, so I will probably try Rhythm Tap 2 after the summer.