Monday, February 11, 2013

I think I'm going to take a class.

I've been trying to think of a way to make exercise fun for myself, and given that I've already taken classes in tango, jazz, salsa and swing dancing, I might as well add ballet to the mix. If I recall correctly, my aunt took ballet classes at one point in college. I vaguely remember practicing pliés with her when I was very small.

This is only the very beginning level, for all shapes and sizes, so no pointe to ruin my feet. I will need to wait until the next installment of UW's Experimental College is in session, but no big deal. I'd like to take it through them since it's usually cheaper than going elsewhere and the environment is one I'm familiar with. I may have to ask Patrick to accompany me and read outside or something during the class, though, since there have been a lot of muggings in the U District lately and I don't fancy becoming a victim.

I hope there are a lot of other people in the class who aren't in the best of shape. I suppose I'll just wear black workout clothes and that should be fine. That's what I wore for jazz and such. Given that karate is no longer appealing to me, maybe this will turn out to be a fun source of exercise.

6 comments:

+Rei Bathory+ said...

Oh, I hope you do it! How exciting! My darling a ballet dancer! How fancy! <3 I really think it would be good for you and seeing as you're already versed in other forms of dance, maybe it wouldn't be as hard as it would be for someone like myself to pick up? I don't know, I just see you excelling at it! ^^ Keep us posted on any further developments with this, darling! Have a lovely evening! <3 <3 <3 * *Hugs*

+Rei Bathory+

Adrasteia said...

I will! I hope it's fun. I've enjoyed the other dance classes I've taken. Fortunately I'm double-jointed, so I'm quite flexible in spite of never stretching. I think I will use the intervening time before I can start to begin doing a few stretches so my muscles loosen up. Patrick and I might take a tango class together, too. *hugs*

Margaret said...

Ashley took that course through the experimental college and really enjoyed it! Hope you do too!!

Kacey said...

How fun does that sound?? Can't wait to hear more about that. Also, love the blog revamp that matches your green heart <3

Autumn Hoverter, MS, RD said...

Sounds like somebody is feeling better! Is it at the Adult Ballet Studio? If so, I took a class there years ago and loved it!

Adrasteia said...

Glad you like the revamp, K! <3 Yeah, I can't wait until plants start growing again. I miss the leaves...

A- No, it is through the Experimental College, which leases space in the U District. If it's the way it was before, the classes are held in this big former school building. I took jazz there once. I hope my class is as fun as yours!