Sunday, October 13, 2013

Idiotic Drivers

Normally it takes me about 25-30 minutes to drive to class, and I try to arrive at the front desk 10-15 minutes early to allow time to check in, change, and warm up a bit. This morning the GPS displayed an estimated time enroute of 55 minutes due to multiple wrecks, which meant I'd miss the first 20 minutes of class. Bleagh.

I gave thought to skipping the class, but I really like this instructor, and her classes are definitely structured to build from one class to the next. Between the traffic reports on the radio and the GPS, I plotted out an alternate route, bailing off the Interstates onto city streets before the point where the backups began. I managed to walk into class within the 10 minute "grace period" and only missed the first set of pliés and relevés.

I may not have been sore last night, but I was when I woke up this morning. Oddly this didn't mean stiff, just sore. I think it's residual from the Stretch class.

One combination we did was a sequence of three piqué turns, a linking step (which escapes me), chassé en avant to fourth, pirouette en dedans, detouré, chassé derrière to tendu devant, and repeat. Doing this sequence to the right I was reminded how long it's been since I really practiced simple turns like piqué and chaînés, but I did OK. To the left, though, I got seriously dizzy. Unpleasant  and frustrating. The second time through was worse, even though I tried to spot better. Oh well, something else to add to my already-huge list of things to work on.

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