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Thanks Nonny. This evening is at least an improvement on the morning and afternoon.
Worst. Monday. Ever.
I’m hoping that teams class will improve this shitty day.
He might. You should send him an email to ask.
Thank you! Elevation made my dress, and my teacher doesn’t make us use a specific dressmaker.
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I think that would depend on the dance school, but in the case of mine, yes.
They will most likely be okay with it; I transferred to Maple when I was a 20 year old prizewinner. As long as you want to dance, I think they will take on most anyone. Be prepared to be the oldest in class. I’m fairly certain there are a few teens in the prizewinner class before my champ class on Wednesdays, but you will probably be the oldest.
My usual plan for dance class is to attend class twice a week. I have Monday team class, then solo class. I also go to a Wednesday solo class. My dance school is also really big into having weekend practice/workshop type things when leading up to the Oireachtas. These are mandatory for teams, so that usually carves out an entire Saturday.
Last year around August, I cut out a ton of sticky note strips and made one for each day between August and my O. Each strip represented 20 minutes of practice a day, and when I had practiced for at least 20 minutes, I could throw the tab away. My goal was to spend 20 minutes drilling something, figuring that I can ditch 20 minutes of TV/computer time to have a very focused drill time. Sometimes I skipped days, and sometimes I copped out and just did core exercises instead of drills, but it was a great visual representation of days that I did something to benefit my dancing, and days that I decided to just rest. Because you are allowed to rest! That is very important.
Other than dancing, leading up to last year’s O, I was also taking a class called MetroBarre on Thursdays. MetroBarre combines ballet barre exercises with pilates and yoga. It’s a full body workout that I have found to be very helpful with maintaining strength. If you have any classes like that in your area (most likely going by a different name), I highly recommend checking them out!
At the moment, I’m on the injured list, as I have torn multiple ligaments in my ankle. I am currently going to the gym on Saturday mornings with my boyfriend. I live too far away from my old MetroBarre classes now unfortunately, but I am searching for another class closer to my new home for when my ankle is slightly more stable.
I know of a few dancers in the past few years that have had babies and made it to their O and done pretty well! A friend of mine had a baby in July last year, and placed in a world qualifying spot, so anything is possible! Best of luck!
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We’ve had students at those colleges in the past take the orange line Metro to the Vienna stop, which is nearby our Monday/Wednesday class location. Our TC will usually help arrange someone to pick you up from the Metro station to take you to class, and drop you off.