Hey all, I decided to learn dancing on the 241015 and today (121115), I had my first ballet and jazz class so yay!(:
Why Ballet and Jazz? Because it’s fun! And I’m going to learn dance techniques so that I’ll be able to become a better dancer<3
A quick review of today’s class:
Wearing leggings. Check. Wearing jazz shoes (and dancing in both). Check.
The few minutes before the lesson started was awkward as expected because I’m not really the “jump-in” kind of person, but the teacher and the class were super nice and I felt really welcomed right away. From the introduction by the teacher, followed by being given a space nearer to the center by the students (a girl came over to take the end spot so that I wouldn’t be at the end) so that I could have someone in front of me follow for barre work, as well as making sure that I was never standing at the end during each part of practice. I was really grateful to my fellow students for doing that for me and I feel even more blessed now. Right, I joined an all-girls class and they were all younger than me, which made it even more special.
The pace of the lesson was pretty fast, and it was okay during the ballet portion, but the jazz choreography was a little too fast for me. I was happy to try my best to follow along as much as I could (as agreed at the start of the class), since the other students had been working on it for a while already. There were parts where the footwork really got too complicated for me and I stepped back for a moment.
Still, I was pretty happy that I was able to go through a lot of different types of dance movements, particularly in ballet. I even had the opportunity to try out a pirouette so I was really happy about that (even though I flailed and failed) and I shall work on it and get it one day(:
I would love to go into detail about what I did but the French words just elude me for now, and my mind’s in a fuzz, so simply put: It was a really great time of learning and I can’t wait for more.
My next lesson is going to be on next Friday, so I’ll update then, and I’m definitely looking forward to class!
PS: Introduction for this blog shall be coming soon!