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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

And the Penny Drops

I must be a bit slow. I must be, because it has taken me this long to realize I’m not getting anywhere in pointe class. 455 more words


Another strike from Fashion-land

Parody of Kendall Jenner

Yep, Fashion-land has struck again.  The last time I was aware of an atrocity like this was when Free People posted their bogus ballet video, trying to tout their extremely expensive pretend ballet clothes. 194 more words


Marie Taglioni and the history of Pointe

Marie was an influential 19th-century Italian dancer. She was the first woman ballet dancers to dance on pointe.

The history of ballet shoes traces back to the first western dance institution — The… 194 more words

An Open Letter to Vogue, Kendall Jenner, and her Fans

Last week Kendall Jenner did a video shoot for Vogue España in which she dressed up in sort-of-dancewear-like clothes and pranced around a dance studio and talked about stupid, dreamy things, like how she likes running around “like a child” and being able to “not care” and “stupid stuff.” She flipped her skirt and leaned on the barre and wore these totally impractically decorated pointe shoes that she couldn’t point her toes in. 1,189 more words