The final day of the Ballet Intensive this week was a lot of work.
We began the class with 30 minutes of strength training with Katherine. She had us do a lot of core and leg exercises that were reminiscent of yoga and Pilates. I found it to be quite tiring and all around stretchy.
After, we had Ballet Technique with Luke. His style was a lot like Kari’s as far as throwing complicated stuff at us where I had no idea what he was talking about, but at least he took the time to explain things as much as we (I) needed before turning on the music and letting us (me) flail around. I don’t blame my flailing on lack of mad skillz, though; I blame it on my concentration. How can anyone expect me to pay attention to what I’m supposed to be doing while in the presence of such a stunning danseur?
Lots of things I did were laughable, but I didn’t seem to mind. My spirits were much higher than they were on Tuesday. Probably because I got my pirouettes back. I even did a few doubles to the left! Katherine stayed for the class with us and did the majority of it en pointe. *jealous sigh*
There were only six of us who managed to make it to class. We were supposed to have an hour of Classical Jazz after ballet, but we decided to cancel it because some of us had to leave and we didn’t want to do the class with only a few people, or so the story goes. We are hoping to be able to do some sort of stretching class in lieu of the jazz next week.