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Lesson, learned

When I was eight or nine years old, I learned a lesson. It came via ballet class, like so many of my early life lessons.

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I started taking ballet when I was four, added jazz at five and tap at six. From the start, there were milestones we were taught to look forward to: first tutu, first recital, first performance in The Nutcracker, going en pointe, etc. Continue reading

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Enough with the flower crowns!

Every time I see a grown woman on the subway

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I have flashbacks to my own days wearing one

Tarantella

In dance recitals. Where they belong.

 

Twitter Spotlight: Amara Baptist

Kobe Bryant follows Amara Baptist on Twitter. Can you top that? I don’t think so.

Is Amara a huge sports fan? She is indeed. But she has also been a professional dancer. That takes dedication.

Get to know @Amarina27 in her own words.

Amara

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No class (Part 2)

First read Part 1 if you haven’t already.

What has two thumbs and took her first gym class in years?

OK so it’s me, not Liz Lemon.

After a false start in which I signed up for something called Cardio Video Dance only to realize NOPE), I talked myself into a Vinyasa yoga class. And by “yoga” please know that I don’t mean serious yoga like that taught at Greenhouse. I mean the kind that comes free at my somewhat down-at-heels gym. Continue reading

No class (Part 1)

I have no class.

No fitness class, that is.

I have them in that I belong to a gym. I just skip them.

Why? I think it started as a rebellion against the years – fourteen years – rigorous, time-consuming dance study I did.

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By high school, I averaged six classes per week, spread over the course of three days. Mostly ballet including pointe but also jazz, tap and helping with younger kids’ classes. In the month leading up to a performance, the time commitment would typically double.

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Twitter Spotlight: Karina Smirnoff

Sometimes you watch someone on TV or in a movie and you think you know them. But in the case of Dancing with the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff, you’d be wrong.

Yes, Karina is beautiful, and talented, and competitive. But until you meet her, you have no idea how bubbly and fun-loving she is. Getting to know her has been such a treat.

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Recently Forever Tango announced that Karina and fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be starring on Broadway for three weeks starting July 9. I’ll be in the audience at least once.

Extended through August 11. Buy tickets here.

K, welcome to NYC!

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