Monday, 10 September 2012

Ballet Tweet-Up

Saturday was great - I travelled to a studio in London to meet up with a group of fellow ballet-obsessed tweeters!

It was all organised after an off-the-cuff tweet from someone suggesting that we should get together. A few months (and a whole load of organisation from Becca_Tweet) later, there we were...

We had an absolutely amazing class from Karis at EverybodyBallet - she had obviously put some time into choreographing exercises for us and was infectiously enthusiastic. The barre exercises were especially beautiful - very "dance-y" and performed to orchestral ballet scores. I was stretched, but in a good way, and only wish I could have done them to a higher standard...

balancing at the barre
the girls a la seconde
port de bra (movement of the arms) - I'm the not-so-bendy one
working in centre

Having never commissioned a dance lesson in this way, I can thoroughly recommend it. Afterwards we all kept talking about how good it was and how we wanted to do it again.

the team

There was also a social meet-up in a nearby bar/restaurant afterwards. It was really nice to have a chance to talk to everyone, even if I struggled to keep up with the conversation - my limits of ballet knowledge left me floundering in a world of Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, the Royal Opera House, and many dancers whose names I've never heard!

4 comments:

Elle said...

Good to stretch the body and the mind... great to get out and meet some new like-minded/bodied folks. Good for you for taking part. Looks like fun.

Elena LaBayaderka said...

That looks like a class worth taking! :)

Mrs DiscoBows said...

Wow what a great opportunity. Glad it was fun.

Laura said...

Wow! Very good opportunity :) When I was young I wanted to be a ballerina but I had an injury and I could not work enough. Finally I decided to study another thing I loved, Journalism, and so it is my job now. But... I still take lessons in an academy, and I practise with my Dinamica portable ballet barres every day!
Bye :)
Jane