In my last post, I shared about my excitement for a new pole dance class I’m taking. With each new class, I’m discovering all sorts of cool things about myself…and life in general. I’m realizing that I won’t die of embarrassment when I mess up. I’m learning I can quickly accomplish things I, at first, don’t think I’m capable of doing. I’m learning body positivity exists in environments other than my boudoir sessions, which is really, really awesome to experience from the other side for a change. I’m learning that “sexy” is still a bit of a threat to both women and men alike, but not as much as a mere decade ago. Yay progress! I’m learning that I really don’t care what people think. I’m learning I’m stronger than I thought I was. And, I’m learning that the pole might very well be the best, most supportive partner I have ever had. It’s certainly the most secure & stable – and completely unafraid of committing to me on a daily basis. And, it helps make me look good and not fall flat on my face. Thanks Pole. I’m enjoying this new love affair immensely.
I also realized that I should have taken adult ballet a few years ago, when I was seriously entertaining the idea. A regular ballet practice would have given me more strength, poise, stability and grace that would be so helpful to me in my current classes. And, it ties in with my youth and love of classical music – and The Arts, really. But, it’s never too late, right? While I am not able to afford two dance studios each month, not while my business is still hurting from the pandemic anyway, I can still learn from home and bring The Arts to me! And, so can you, if you’re interested. I found some online class that are so perfect to work into my weekly routine, which also now includes Body Sculpting and Flexibility classes at Crash Academy.
I was ecstatic to discover that my favorite ballet company (Hong Kong Ballet) put one out by one of their Ballet Masters!
By the way Hong Kong Ballet happens to be a bucket list item fr me. I long to see them perform in person one day. Look how amazing they are!
I’ve done these two lessons by Kathryn Morgan who was a former soloist for the New York Ballet. She’s such a likable woman and it was an absolute joy following along with her. So many childhood memories came flooding back for me as my body remembered the different positions. So fun! But, ummm, also way more challenging as an adult. Ha!
This pandemic has really brought my past into focus. I’ve revisited so many things from my past to comfort my soul. From a latch hook rig kit, to wearing cute pigtails, to ballet and more! I’m loving this side of the struggle actually. Hope you are discovering or rediscovering many of the same things.
I’ll leave you today with another modern ballet video favorite of mine that I only recently discovered was directed by David LeChappelle!