CPYB leosat go to tights and cami leo

CPYB leosat go to tights and cami leo

************This is a post I never published but has been saved ever since. It’s from 4 years ago***************************************

I was rocking the style of tights I rocked in highschool and again I was so happy with the quality. So soft and comfortable!!! Capezio UltraSoft Convertible tights. Style 1816

I had a sansha cami pinch front leo that was a little loose on the straps. I’m not sure whats going on with leos now a days. I feel like my leos were larges in highschool and now those leos have wrinkly crotches from how big they are. Have I shrunk? Or are sizes just changing?

I was able to pull off not shaving in my tights today but I think it was only because I had them on top of the leotard which according to my theory separates the tights from your body a bit. This is total bull of course because that would completely negate the word and action of “tights”

Dance as a language

Dance as a language

************This is a post I never published but has been saved ever since. It’s from 4 years ago***************************************

Dance as language has come up twice already during my time here at CPYB. Robert asked one of girls if she stutters when she speaks and she said no. He said “then you shouldn’t wiggle around trying to find a position.” Sarah said we have to show each step clearly as if we were talking.

Same Place, New Blog

Same Place, New Blog

Hi there. If you’ve been following, it’s been quite a journey. I started The Traveling Dancer while I was working full time, dancing after work and on vacation, and desperate for a change. I am now a third year graduate student who dances even less than I did when I was working 40+ hours. 2017 is a new year and I want to make some changes. The Traveling Dancer is meant to travel and dance and that’s what I plan to do. A blog helped me get my life together then, so I hope it’ll help me now. 🙂

I’ve decided to stop hosting my own site through WordPress.org and Bluehost. After the fiasco 2 summers ago where I lost my entire blog, I’d rather keep things simple and only pay for a domain name. Please click here to find my new-ish blog. The “new” part is that I’ll be blogging about my life as a graduate student as well as my dance adventures. Don’t worry – if you’d rather not hear graduate student grumblings, you can easily filter to see dance specific posts.

Hope the new year is treating you well so far!

Site is back up

Site is back up

Wow. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to access this site. Long story short – my credit card on file with Bluehost expired and I was out of the country last summer and didn’t realize that I wasn’t getting my wordpress backup emails. It took me too long to notice and I never checked my notesonastudio email and voila My blog was completely deleted. !!!!!! Thankfully I found this backup on my computer from 2013. It’s not my whole blog but it’s something. I found a complete backup on my iPhone WordPress App but it seems like there’s no way for me to get it out of my phone. 😦 Wishing I was a genius hacker right about now.

Mass Ballet here I come!

Mass Ballet here I come!

I’m back! I’m really sorry for my prolonged absence. Summer is a hard time for dance other than summer intensives of course! After coming back from CPYB, I was on the search for a more serious curriculum. I just don’t feel like I’m improving from open class. I want goals, I want regular pointe classes. I think there could be a way to do this in open class (the goals part not so much the pointe part). Devise your own syllabus and talk to the teacher about it…but this is not what I want. I called Jose Mateo Ballet Theater and asked the admin if I could join. Here’s how the conversation went:

Me: Hi there, I’d like to find out more about registering for your Young Dancer’s Program.

Her: Oh, of course. Is it for your daughter?

Me: No, it’s for me.

Her: You don’t have to register, we have an open class adult program where you can attend any class you’d like.

Me: Yes, I know I’ve attended those classes but I want a more structured curriculum. I’d like to join the Young Dancer’s Program.

Her: I’m sorry, it’s reserved for students 18 and under.

Me: Are there any exceptions?

Her: I believe not.

Me: Is there anyone else I can talk to about making an exception?

Her: No, there isn’t.

Me: Ok then….

Not as encouraging as I would have liked. I spoke to one of my teacher’s there and she said I should probably try to reach out directly to Jose Mateo. I haven’t. (I also don’t know how. Stalk his office? Call the admin back and ask for his email address…?)

I called Boston Ballet and was much happier with that phone conversation. The woman said my two options were The Trainee Program (HAHAHAHAHAHAH – ok I wish) or the Open Adult Program because of my age. She gave me an email to ask about any other possible options. That’s what you’re supposed to do! Thank you! I never emailed.

I called Mass Ballet and spent about a good 30 minutes on the phone talking about what RAD is, why they became an RAD studio, how I wanted to get proficient in Pointe, what levels she recommended. Not once did she ask me my age. YESSSSSSS!!!!

So, I have my first trial class today at 4pm. I should skiddadle so I don’t get late. It’s about a 30 to 45 min drive away. Not ideal but I want to try RAD out and I want to go somewhere that I feel at least mostly welcome despite my age. I’m a little nervous. I got the video for the Intermediate Foundations class and I was supposed to take some notes…. I didn’t so not sure at all how things are going to go down today. And I won’t be wearing the uniform since I didn’t want to buy it before committing to the studio. It’s going to be fine though. 🙂 Tell you about it soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!