Firstly Happy New Year to everyone! I can’t quite believe where last year went. Honestly, I think I blinked and missed it! 🙂
This week was the first week back at class and both myself and my wife have moved up to ‘Improvers’ from ‘Beginners’. We were both so excited when we asked our teacher at the end of last term whether she felt we were ready to move up. She, in turn, spoke to the ballet mistress at the school and she gave her approval. We were both over the moon!
Fortunately we have the same teacher in both classes, so at least we knew someone in the new class. I won’t deny that the new class was tough! We ended up doing grand ronde de jambes, penchés, attitudes, ALL THE MOVES! 😉
I even surprised our teacher when she remarked to me, after we did turns, that I ended up facing the correct way! I even got a ‘nice’ for my tendus! 🙂
The other people in the class were friendly and we had a nice laugh with them. Mixed abilities in the class, I would say. Some of the dancers were VERY good and others were about the same technical ability as my wife and myself, so we certainly didn’t feel out of place.
So, here’s to an awesome 2017, where I know that my learning curve will go vertical for a little while! 😉