Thursday, January 6, 2011

pas de deux

did i ever tell you i used to dance ballet? i got pretty serious into it, was in nutcracker a bunch of years, & swan lake...then 'boys' entered my brain and i was forever distracted and wanted to hang out at school more often than go downtown and take ballet...
(sortta regret that i ever stopped)

gorgeous...to be able to be that flexible again would be so nice
after so many years dancing..at least i will always know the positions, posture, and routines..ahh to be in a tu tu..love..
so i went to see Black Swan Last night...first of all i needed to digest what i had seen before i could comment on it...secondly, i could have done without some of the 'horror' aspects of it
(i laughed at some of those scenes)...BUT i highly recommend it. Natalie portman was so beautiful as was Mila Kunis..
i adored the costumes, her shrugs and leg warmers.. the film really captured the real discipline it takes to be a dancer...
do i dare try and take up lessons again..?

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14 comments:

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

I want to see this movie too! The costumes look amazing.

xo,
cristin

Kera said...

of course do it!!! i am NOT a dancer, but it's the one thing I would sell my soul to be able to do even once. it's never too late. xx

misshannie said...

I danced up until a year ago and I miss it so much! Once I'm at university, I'm hoping to join an adult class. At my old dance school, there was an adult ballet class for beginners, so you should definitely take a look!

Good luck with it all.

Love,
Hannie - Tea and Biscuits
xoxo

A Southern Accent said...

Yep, I was a dancer for a long time and would love to get back into it for exercise to drop some lbs. Was just reading about Pure Bare and thinking about signing up for a class there. But I loved tap dancing the most, would love to pick that up again.

Tasty Fare, Pretty Wear said...

Such a gorgeous film. I too regret quitting ballet. I'm thinking of taking a barre class to get a little dance (and fitness) back in my life!

ASHLEY said...

Loved the movie as well! I was too in the Nutcracker for years! Our company never did Swan Lake but we did Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and some of the other major ballets. My angel turns 3 next month and I'm buying her her first pair of ballet shoes :)

Liz said...

Do it!! My story is similar (loved it but quit in favor of normal teenage pursuits) and I have taken some adult classes and absolutely love them. It makes me feel like a kid again. :-)

CDS said...

When I was little I was told I was too fat and unflexible...but later I took ballet and loved it...turns out I have very flexible hips. Anyhoooo---love the tutus...want to see the movie. I say you take lessons again! xo

Simply Mel said...

Do it...

le@thirdontheright said...

like you i danced as a young girl - teenager ... and was part of the nutcracker ballet too ... those days are long gone for me but the memories live on :) and yes I think you should go to classes - just for the joy - best le

blue chickadee said...

It was quite a film! I watched most of it looking at the palms of my hands! I suffer from what you call a "weak stomach." Ha Ha! The girls, costumes, choreography were all beautiful though!

Joslyn said...

i think you should do it! i've been wanting to take adult classes forever...wish you lived closer and we could take them together!
xoxo

Megan Biram said...

I never took dance lessons as a kid, even though I wanted to. Too busy with piano and sports, anyhow, as an adult I really wanted to do it, and my husband got me adult ballet lessons a few years ago for Christmas. I'm so glad I did it. You should definitely do it!

melissa davis said...

I feel exactly the same way!!!! I danced for 13 years and really miss it. (And was obsessed with that movie!!) Should we take it up again together??