3.22.2010

Just dance


Tonight I am starting an 8-week adult ballet class. I started taking ballet classes in first or second grade and gradually added jazz and tap. I stopped tap after a few years but continued with ballet and jazz until I was 16. Junior year, I went through my "finding myself" phase and decided to stop dancing. Nearly 10 years later, I have decided to pick it up again. I used to love dance and it was a huge part of my life for so long, so I am excited to get back into it.

I went on Saturday to buy ballet shoes, tights, a leotard (that was fun, let me tell you...things don't look the same as the did when I was 15!), and a cute tank. I am ready!

I wanted to scan some photos of me as a kid in my dance costumes but didn't have a chance to dig them out at my mom's. So here are some of my favorite Degas', for now. :)

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39 comments:

  1. Im so jealous I too have almost the same identical dance history expect I stopped in 9th grade. I would love to take a ballet class again! Let me know how it works out, and if you love the studio.

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  2. oh princess. that sounds amazing!!!!!!! how fun that will be. gawsh it has been forever since i have even looked at a tutu. or leotard for that matter.
    keep us posted on how it goes.

    got your entries for the giveaway....;) xoxo

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  3. So cool! What a fabulous idea! I love dancing, but I can't for the world remember the steps, which is why I gave up dance classes. I'd still love to see some pictures of you in a leotard (old and new ones, please).

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  4. all the best for your dance
    learn quickly haha

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  5. Wow great idea, I took ballet classes as a kid, then abandoned it unfortunately, I would love to start again but I should find the time and energy to commit to it. Good luck!

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  6. Ohh I love Degas!! He's one of my ultimate favorite artists!! Have fun with the ballet classes! I used to dance for about 10 years so gotta tell ya its fun, alot of fun!! I totally want to watch "Save the Last the Dance" now with Julia Stiles. hehe. Good luck dear!!

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  7. Degas is brightening my cloudy Monday!

    Thanks for posting :) xx
    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for this, is a great post. The last sculpture is fantastic!




    Thanks for passing by my love!!! ;)




    LA

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  9. Good for you! That is such exciting news!! :o)

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  10. I love that you are doing this!
    That is awesome!!!
    I stopped when I was 10 and have always regretted it....now you've got me thinking ;)

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  11. Sounds like fun! Enjoy your dance class :)

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  12. how fun!!! i studied Degas for a while in school...love his aesthetic!

    lady gaga is now in my head, btw. :)

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  13. You look like a ballerina :) so this will be perfect! You really should post pics of you as a kid. I would love to see them!

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  14. sounds fun dear!
    I had some ballet classes when I was 7,loved them:)

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  15. Oh. It will be fun! Let us know about the class, will ya?

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  16. oh fun!!! I would LOVE to take a ballet or jazz class....but I think I would embarrass myself. =)

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  17. so fun! I have been meaning to get into a class at the Dance Complex in Cambridge. And I love Degas. love

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  18. Oh I hope you have fun! I did ballet for approximately one day in the '90s, lol.

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  19. That is lovely...I should really make time to do things like this~ inspiring J!
    Have fun~
    xo*

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  20. That's awesome... I can't wait to see pics of Jaime ballerina. xoxo

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  21. wuaw that is great!! Congrats!! I also did ballet until I was 15 and then I felt I guess too much of a teen for ballet..I applaud you for going back!!! Please keep us posted..would love to know your new adventure in ballet!!
    Good luck tonight!

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  22. i love the ballet inspiration!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  23. That should be a lot of fun for you Jaime! I didn't take dance as a child, but I wanted so badly to learn, so I took hip-hop for 6 months and jazz for 2, and it was a cool experience. It's nice to have something like that planned, it helps break up your work week and adds a little variety to your routine!

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  24. Oh how fun! My mom is a ballet teacher and i think dance is so beautiful

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  25. that's fantastic! kudos to you for getting back into it. I always wished I was one of those cool ballet girls but I took it a few times and never really got the hang of it. (umm, klutzy anyone?) Hope it goes well, keep us updated! XOXO.

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  26. whoaa I always love love love ballet, it's so beautiful the dance and of course the dancers :) ♥

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  27. oh I think it's so wonderful you're picking it back up again! I did ballet when i was younger and stopped when I was about 12. I'd love to do it again though. Have so much fun !!

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  28. Looove Degas - who wouldn't find these images beautiful? He was such an incredibly artist, one of the best of the Impressionist era...
    I did ballet when I was about 11. Didn't last long. I had great turnout, but the girls used to make fun of me for being tall and having big boobs, so I dropped out after a while.
    Have fun!!
    Romany
    xx

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  29. What a fun idea!!! I bet you were just darling. I love this idea (but I did crack up at you saying "that was fun.." hahah, I want to pass out even thinking of getting in a leotard...)

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  30. How exciting! I wish you all the best!

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  31. That's so exciting, what a beautiful art to practice!!! I can't wait to hear more. :)

    xo
    Rachel

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  32. I think we need to see photos of you all dressed and ready to go.

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  33. Wonderful pictures, and that sounds amazing :) It sounds like a lot of fun as well. I used to take tap when I was younger but I've been wanting to get back into it too.

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  34. How exciting - glad to see you're returning to it!

    Have fun!

    Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment - sorry for the late reply!

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  35. You are so awesome! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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  36. how wonderful that you've taken it up again! must really do the same, although seems the only thing have time for now is attend the ballet every so often :) and of course, adore degas.

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