Ballet Studio MAG

June 30, 2009
By Writer2bmc SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
Writer2bmc SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
•Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
• live as if you'll die tomorrow, dream like you'll live forever

Allegro, Arabesque, Assemblé
Climb those steep stairs for the third time this week with a sparkle in my eyes
The dark fraying rug comforts my run up the stairs and allows me to wonder
What will I learn, what will I laugh about,
What will I dance today?

Balancé, Battement, Battu
Open the door, I'm briefly blinded by the new red paint stuck to the walls
I've arrived at my second home
Already I hear giggling and bubbly voices of girls preparing for class
I pass the stiff brown chairs to enter the dressing room

Curtsy, Chassé, Changement
Enter the cramped dressing room and I see clothes and dance shoes strewn about
Mirrors and paintings nailed to the pale walls give inspiration whenever needed
Navigating around bobby pins and girls stretching looking for a place to put my bag
Sit on the wooden cubbies we use as chairs and put on my slippers

Demi-plié, Dégagé, Développé
Happily talk with my friends as I walk into class
The sticky wood floor shines with the sun's reflection
I stare into the floor-to-ceiling mirror, piercingly true
And jokingly question what steps it will show me today

Effacé, Échappé, Entrechat
Go to the black barre with white tape to begin class
Smile as I stretch my leg on the slippery barre
Soon class begins, and I gaze longingly at the photograph of the ballerina
Performing perfectly on pointe

Fondu, Fouetté, Frappé
Class continues and I can feel the sweat on my back
The room has the humidity of a mid-July day
The poles in the middle of the floor block my view of the teacher
As she demonstrates on the teacher's barre – cold, metal, old

Glissade, Grand Jeté, Grand Plié
Repeat the combination precisely and I
Might receive a rare compliment from my teacher
I dance the preparation
And find that same sparkle in my eyes

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This article has 5 comments.

ccc1love said...
on Feb. 5 2010 at 8:47 am
This piece truly makes me feel as if I am there. I can see the studio, feel the seat and the whole atmosphere.

Thank you for submitting this.

Papa Kev said...
on Feb. 4 2010 at 8:16 pm
You have made me very poud!

Your interpitation an understanding of your dance is without a doubt an example of hat it is about! Bravo, Bravo!!!

martygirl said...
on Feb. 4 2010 at 6:14 am
Bravo! Clever & joyful. I knew you when...........

Uncle Dave said...
on Feb. 2 2010 at 7:34 am
So beutiful.Wonderful descriptions and imagery. Congratulations on getting it Published too! Proud of you.

on Aug. 4 2009 at 12:12 am
Olivia93 SILVER, Huntington Beach, California
5 articles 0 photos 7 comments
very nice :) expresses the joy of ballet and hard work perfectly :)

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