thebill Posted August 17, 2004 Report Share Posted August 17, 2004 Ok so after like a month of nervous anticipation, and biting my nails off as to how I would feel in a room full of graceful dancers I finally attended my first class tonight. After all the nervous build up of "what ifs" in my head it turned out to be absolutely harmless... well my legs might disagree but whatever. I showed up a few minutes early and there were like 2 young girls in the lobby and a girl that was my age and some lady. We made small talk and the lady asked what class we were here for. We both said the adult class and the kids muct have belonged to someone else because they just ignored us. I mentioned that I am the most uncoordinated and unflexible person on earth and that i had sympathy for the unfortunate instructor. The lady I was speaking to informed me she was the unfortunate instructor and laughed and said she could handle me. So we went into the studio which was like a giant closet with mirrors down the wal, but no clothes hanging anyplace. Just a big open room with a handrail running down the side without a mirror. We sat on the floor, and the lady began to et to know the three of us that showe dup a little better. For a first class we looked like some unexperienced kids. There was me in my sweatrs and tshirt and running shoes, and the girl that was in the loby with us was wearing jeans because she simply planned on observing, and another girl arrived in sweas. She was th emost experienced of us with a whole semester of dance. Well I guess the teacher was th emost experienced. She appeared to be "mom with kids" aged and said she has many many years of dance instruction. She was very pleasant and accomodating because I was not the most nervous there and I was quite tense. She laid it all out how we would start at the beginning and move from there, and the class was designed for beginners and they meant beginners. They assumed we knew nothing and taught us everything from the start. She explained the barre and all the terms we would need for the night. We learnd plies and tendus and then did several of each. We then did some stretching and then did some moving accross the floor. We were there for about an hour and 15 mins and I can honestly say the stuff we did was very very simple in ballet world, but for my uncoordinated self it was like nothing I had ever done. Did you know there is a muscle on the top of your foot that you can stretch? Neither did my feet... All in all the class was very fun, and i am looking forward ot my next one. Hope this didnt ramble, and I figured this could go in the mens forum since I am one or the adult board since I am also a 22 year old adult beginner so if this belongs elsewhere please feel free to move it mel. I put it here because I igured more people would see it. Quote Link to comment
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