Saturday, February 23, 2019

My first Pas de Deux

Due to conflicts in other classmates' schedules, only two of us were able to attend last evening's repertoire class. Their loss was our gain!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Saut du Basque

The Powers that Be took pity on us, and okay'ed the repertoire class to go ahead with only 5 students registered, though a sixth signed up in person the evening of the first class. Only five of us showed up that night though.

Before class, while I was loosening up in the hallway, Jeff (our ballet master for this class) asked me two questions: first, did I know how to do a tour jeté; second, did I know how to do a saut du basque?

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Pas du Groundhog

We've had unusually cold weather this week. Snow canceled classes Tuesday. I decided not to go to class Thursday to be rested for Friday's repertoire class, but it was canceled Friday mid afternoon due to yet more snow and cold, shifting the start date of the 5-week class back a week.

Today (Saturday) I went to my usual class. When I checked in I asked how many were registered for repertoire: 5. They want 8 to make it economically viable. Uh oh.

Just before we started centre I made an appeal for anyone who was interested in the repertoire class to sign up this weekend. One is a probable; others asked questions but I don't expect they will.

Barre was grueling. Fortunately centre was easier than it might have been. This instructor deliberately builds from one week to the next, so most of the exercises were familiar. This is especially important when I'm tired and my IQ drops off. It's also the reason for the title of this post.

After class I talked with Jeff, who teaches the repertoire class. He has one other person who said they will sign up, which would bring the registration to seven. Is anyone local interested in signing up for this class?

We're tantalizingly close to the minimum registration for this class to go ahead. It now starts next Friday, February 8th, and runs for 5 consecutive weeks at 7:30pm.