Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Come to think about it, I never did a post about dance.


I dance. And I really, really love it. I started dancing one summer doing hip hop, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, and choreography. Then, I switched to just jazz and hip hop, but the jazz instructor told me to take ballet.  And now I take ballet too. See, I know from first hand experience how it is to fail at ballet-less jazz.

I dance here: http://pacificdance.net/
I have hip hop today. I have a substitute hip hop instructor, but she is doing a combo I really love(DJ Got Us Falling in Love.) However, there's this annoying kid in the class who makes it her mission to stand directly in front of me every. single. darn. time. And the sub is good, but she doesn't discipline the class at all. She's so....patient it frustrates me.

About dance:
 Ballet: No matter what anybody tells you, you need to take this. No good dancer started without ballet. It's the basic, it teaches you balance and flexibility. And it's not that boring. I like it. 

Myths about ballet:
~Beginning ballet is boring.
~ You get to wear these all the time

These are not ballet slippers. These are called pointe shoes, and you only wear them after you're really, really good at normal ballet. And you need to be at least 11.

This is completely different from ballet, but you still need this. It's harder than ballet. You get to be sassy and cool and un-graceful. This is fun once you get past Jazz I and IB. 
Jazz is super fun when you start and so much cooler than ballet:
It gets pretty boring once you've been going to Jazz I for a while and you have to do the same thing over and over again. 

It's like the fun version of ballet and jazz. 

What I don't like about ballet is it's really expensive. You have to wear a hair net, pink tights, pink slippers, and a black leotard. We spent $15 on just the tights!

I'm really digging thanksgiving break. I'm writing 4000 words a day! I'll be caught up in no time!



  1. Hey! My friend Maddie is 10 (11 in February) and she got her pointe shoes in May!

  2. Hmm. Well, maybe the rules differ in studios. The point(haha. Get it?) is that your feet have to be strong enough to be able to stand on your toes.

  3. Grrr, I hate those annoying people. I've been having trouble with my tour jetes that we do stepping instead of sashaying. I keep doing my arms wrong, and this one girls is like *cue annoying voice* You need to do your arms right! And you're fondu looks bad you need to fix it!!!
    She's just stuck up because she's moving on to pointe while the rest of us are staying behind for another semester.

    And to add to the different dance types:
    Contemperary- i love it. Its kind of like broken ballet. Its not..."sassy" like jazz. Its more free movement with passion. Its great. :3

  4. I tried Pointe, but it totally killed my feet and by the start of the new year my feet were already too big for my shoes. I did pretty good for the time I got to do it though! I'm an avid dancer. I've been dancing since I was two, and I've taken, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical. I teach Ballet Tap and Jazz and I am taking Tap and Lyrical this year. In fact, I'm heading to Lyrical tonight.
    I'm trying to write 3,000 tonight, so I can hit 40k before thanksgiving.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!

  5. @Jedi Chick. That's great! Are you going to(or have you already)make a career out of dancing?

    @Savannah~Ugh. Exactly. That's what I'm afraid Audrey's going to have to deal with. You would not believe how annoying and mean other dancers can be, particularly if you're an older beginner. Stick with it!

  6. Well i'm not a beginner. At all. >.> But I dont know if you maent that. o-o;
    Anyway, I was sad when i heard my new dance studio didn't offer musical theater. D: I was originally gonna do tap too, but we had already filled up the free days, and the tap class I could take was on wendsdays and we have church that day. So no tap for me....D; Which sucks, cause I love tap.

  7. "you" as in Audrey. xD Audrey is (going to be) a beginner, right?

  8. I haven't really thought about a career right now, though dance is sure to look great on a collage record!! When I say teach, I really should have said "Assistant Teacher" another teacher, (who was my ballet teacher last year, and I teach a group of probably 13 or 14 little girls. Their ages range from 3-6 i think. They are really sweet and it's good practice for me too!!

  9. I, um, don't dance... I feel left out. LOL ;D I think if I were to ever start dancing, I'd want to do the ballroom dancing stuff. I've watched videos and it's amazing just how graceful they have to be.

    -Leia <3 =D

  10. Ooooh! So glad to discover that all you cool people do ballet too!!! :D

    I've been doing dance for...oh... this is my 5th year. I just got pointe shoes a couple months ago. they totally kill your feet, but I'm gonna try and dance as long as I can before my body gives out on me... which will probably be soon --ugh.

    I'm sorry, I'm gonna make the rest of you jealous, but my ballet school is really really good. the girls are really supportive and respectful of each other (as a general rule), and the teachers are great. the school is part of the royal academy of dance, based over in england, so that kinda explains it...

    oh PS your link to your ballet school isn't working.

  11. I love this post! I take ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theatere. you are exactly right about ballet. it is expensive, and its not too boring. All good dancers need ballet, its the basic structure of all types of dance. My favorite types of dance are Hip hop and Musical theatere. I never have taken pointe though, they used to have it at my studio but they don't anymore. :( AND UGH i hate ppl like that! That always try and get in front of you! like GRR MOVE!! lol

    Thanks so much for following and commenting on my blog! I'll probably do the NaNoWrimo thing next year! I'll also check out your tips! Thanks so much! :D

  12. And BTW, my blog is called The 828 because I was born on August 28th (8-28) so yeah, lol. :p It's like the 411 but instead the 828!

  13. I feel like I'm a third wheel in the savannah-amaranthine convo. LOL jk


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