May 3, 2011 § 4 Comments
This is a little anxiety question that likely lurks in the back of the minds of many of us who take or have taken adult beginning ballet classes. Naturally if we have an interest in starting ballet at an er, advanced age, chances are we have seen some kind of professional ballet dancing. We see the bodies of professional ballet dancers and see they are perfectly tuned instruments to bring music to life, and they make everything look so easy.
February 18, 2011 § 15 Comments
I’m Jacki and I am 36 years old. I started adult beginner ballet when I was 27. All my life, I had been an athlete: basketball, soccer, track and field, biking, hiking and cross-country running. As a child, if I had been asked what I wanted to do instead of sports, I would have emphatically chosen ballet. But I wasn’t asked (haha yes that is a poke at my parents). By the age of 27, I was no longer participating in organized sports; rather, I had become a gym-exerciser. Gym-ratting had become completely boring for me and I was looking to do some physical activity that actually engaged my brain and resulted in something besides an elevated heart rate…. « Read the rest of this entry »