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Showing posts from November, 2018

Getting Older Sucks & Other Updates

I'm sure my fellow adult dancers can commiserate.

What's the most frustrating, as someone who grew up dancing, is that I can't do things I used to be able to do. I was always a jumper growing up (especially grand allegro) and now I feel like I can't even get off the floor.

Petit allegro is miserable for similar reasons, but also because I cannot get my brain and body to sync. I know the exercise beforehand and can mark it just fine, but once I actually start jumping my body just won't GO.

I'm not sure how much of this is still weakness from not being able to dance for awhile and how much is...well...age. Ugh.

Weirdly, though, I can do triple pirouettes now and never got those as a teen, so maybe its all in my head.


Ankle is definitely better--I finally finished PT last month! My flexibility still doesn't quite match on that side, so plies can be a little weird (especially in jumps...hmm). Its happiest when I'm using it--it seems to s…