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all shadows whisper of the sun


“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.” -William Shakespeare

Between bruised knees and sore ankles, the pink satin dream of a young girl in pigtails tends to slip away, masked by the shadows of a calloused reality.   279 more words


Guess what...

We’re on Twitter! @WeDoBallet

No promises about actually tweeting, but we’ll see. Maybe BoyMowgli can be in charge of that.

In other news… I think I may already hate my new Novas. 90 more words

Adult Ballet

How I used my snowday vacation:

I’m getting old… and so bratty, friends.

LadyM went on vacation, so I didn’t take class for over a week because, um, just no (hey, I admitted I was a brat). 394 more words

Adult Ballet

{creative} collaborations.

Among the many wonders and hopes I have for the great wide world of technology, I’m tickled by the idea of encouraging it’s potential for… 363 more words

"Tea & Happy Things"

Under the sea...with pointe shoes?

Retiré position has been killing me lately – I just can’t seem to keep good turnout while raising my foot high enough. I was swimming at the Purdue Co-Rec last week, and I thought I’d try a retiré underwater when I stopped to catch my breath. 144 more words

Back on pointe!

I am very happy to say that I danced on pointe today for the first time in two weeks. I really missed my pointe shoes. I am taking it slow, so we will see how my ankle feels tomorrow. 10 more words