Some people think ballet class is boring. Ballet is filled with small seemingly unimportant exercises, but one of the beautiful things about ballet is that every little exercise counts. The work you do at the barre shows up on stage as much as the most difficult allegro (jumps.) Like many things in life every moment counts towards making you the best you can be. The process involves some blood, sweat and tears but if you work hard the end result is always rewarding. Give plies the credit they deserve and make them count every single time!
This painting is available as a print at my Etsy shop!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Each day I dance I dance for me,
Nothing else makes my soul so free.
From the day I learned to pointe my toe with care
To the last jump that sends me soaring through air.
A second of perfection; hold that pose.
The joy in my soul no one knows.
Inhale the magic and exhale the bliss,
Pure moments of dance I will not miss.
Monday, November 5, 2012
When I venture to the dance studio each week I think about all the things that contribute to the magic of dance and how to pass it on to the next generation of dancers. As a ballet teacher it is easy to get stuck on the technical aspects of dance and forget about the essence and overall feeling that each step can imply. Sometimes a simple reach or roll on the floor can be equally as powerful as some of the most difficult steps.
Dance sketch 14 is about those simple moments.
One arm, one reach, one moment of beauty!
Prints of this sketch are available in my etsy shop!