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Sewing Ribbons

It’s Nutcracker week, or as it’s more affectionately known in our household, it’s Nutcracker He** week. The Princess has 3-hour dress rehearsals tonight and tomorrow night, a five-hour rehearsal Wednesday night, then two more hours of orchestra rehearsal Friday afternoon before a show Friday night, a show Saturday afternoon, and then closes the week out with two show on Sunday. 428 more words


Fits and Starts … and Frustration

It’s been a challenge for me to write my posts over the last few months for a variety of reasons. Life presents challenges when least expected. 478 more words

Adult Ballet Classes

Pointe Shoe Sewing Threads

Today I am answering a question from one of my readers as a blog post! Don’t forget, you too can ask for advice here: If you have any ballet-related questions, just send an email to requests@gouletballet.com or visit our requests page at gouletballet.com/requests. 704 more words


but there is a balance to it all . . .

“My funeral,” the Blue Man said. “Look at the mourners. Some did not even know me well, yet they came. Why? Did you ever wonder? Why people gather when others die? 147 more words

Musings . . .

Back 'en pointe'

If you know me really well, you know that I’m a dancer. Well, a ballerina, more specifically…Anyway, I danced my whole life, and in high school I was in the company at my studio, which meant I danced 6 days a week (and… 512 more words


Europa . . .

“She called herself Europa, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself Europa, and her god was Beauty.” 


~Roman Payne

Musings . . .

My Experience with Pointe Shoes

Every ballerina dreams of the day when the teacher tells her:”You are ready for pointe.” These days pointe shoes come with various widths, heights… 418 more words