September 17, 2014

Confessions of a First Time Ballerina

And I use the term ballerina very loosely. If you stopped by here last week, you read that I started taking adult ballet classes and that I was super nervous about them. Turns out my nerves were extremely warranted because well...I am NOT a graceful ballerina.

Our instructor was great, she just was extremely no nonsense and moved the class at an extremely fast pace for beginners. I've spent this week studying some videos and practice for my class today, in hopes that I look less like a four year old. #yeahright

I thought it would be fun focus my confessions on my first ballet experience, because well, it was pretty ridiculous. As always, I'm linking up with the hilarious Kathy, for some amazing confessions.

I confess...

// Plies are hard... especially when you normally do squats.
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// If I had a nickel for every time she said 'booty in' I wouldn't be at work today. 
be careful when you google girls and squats....there be sooome BIIG bootys out there.

// I expected to feel somewhat graceful during the class. I mean I watch Dance Moms.
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// Every time I looked in the mirror it was spas 101.
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// I can't turn without falling. My instructor kept saying "smaller steps, smaller steps"

// I did the step into a fall...all class.
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// I kept asking the teacher to repeat things because I didn't understand the language.
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// Dressing like a dancer is fun and fabulous.

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// Even though my first ballet class was an extremely humbling experience, I'm super stoked to go back again today. The instructor moves super quick, but I've been practicing at home, so hopefully I'll look a lil more fluid this week. Fingers crossed I don't fall, please!

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Okay, so I have one more confession and I NEED YOUR HELP! I have a hair appointment today after work and I have no idea what I want to do, which is so unlike me. I've been growing my hair out for a year now and LOVE that it's long and healthy, but I've had the same ombre look for awhile. Do I keep it long through the holidays and then get a fresh look for 2015? Do I go back to brunette with some auburn highlights? Do I get bangs [even though Le Husband is not a fan]? Do I get small side bangs? Should I go super dark and fun? 

Any suggestions and thoughts would be mega appreciated. But no, I will not shave my head, dye it black/bleach blonde or get a mohawk, so please keep that in mind with your suggestions ;)

THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!

28 comments:

JumpingJE said...

YOU are fun and fabulous! I am excited to see your hair - I wish you had snapchat for this! :) Keep the length, get it "healthy", make it darker and SASSY! No on bangs, worst hair mistake for athletes!

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I was waiting to hear how the ballet class went! So glad you're going back :)
Also, maybe keep the ombre look for this seas and put in a small side bang if your hubby doesn't like the full bang. I tried to make that sound ok but it still sounded wrong lol

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

my daughter takes ballet and omg the kids are so adorable in their outfits! then in the next room, i hear the instructor YELLING and HOLLERING at the older students and goddamn, is that what legit ballet is like? that bitch is strict! but i guess it's like that with (competitive) ballet?

can't give you hair advice lady; mine is boring and will remain boring until i die :(

thanks for linking up!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Elle Sees said...

good for you!! i would be the worst at this! i hope ya keep with it for a bit.

Krystal R. said...

I would suck at ballet but man I wish I could try it!! Im laughing at the dance mums comment!!

Julia said...

Haha these are awesome! Yes, Plies are very hard! And I have definitely done the turn, stumble, fall thing!

I just got my haircut and got a sideswept bang. It looks really cute when I can get it to cooperate, but it doesn't like to cooperate a lot. Plus you have to use a headband to pull it back for workouts and stuff, so keep that in mind!

Kristen said...

hmm i think ombre is great for fall but maybe because you've had it for awhile, you should go darker? darker is always fun of the colder months! i am not a fan of bangs, more trouble than they are worth! haha but side bangs hells yeah.
and i am loving going through this ballet class experience with you, i always wanted to do it! i have tried doing plie squats but i dont think they are the same thing as actual plies lol

BLovedBoston said...

The gif of the little girl dancing is just the best!! I'm so happy that you're going back and enjoying the experience!!

I think brunette with auburn highlights would be really pretty - but then again you'd look great with any new haircut!

The Siberian American said...

I'm sorry your instructor is going at a crazy pace-I hope it gets easier for you! I haven't danced in years, and your post takes me back. :) As far as hair, I'm not the best person to comment on that since my hair is boring. I cut off eight inches in the spring and have regretted it since. I prefer mine long.

Brianne said...

I vote solid dark brown or brown with auburn highlights...because that's what I always do. I like the side bangs idea. I just have layers right now.

shay said...

Props to you for trying the ballet thing! I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon!

Tori G said...

Head up and don't forget to spot! =) Glad you enjoyed yourself...gotta start somewhere right?! I think you should do dark hair with thin caramel highlights. Can't wait to see the new do!

Food, Booze, & Baggage said...

That is so cool you decided to try ballet!! Also, good for you for sticking with it even though it did not go so smoothly the first round :) I vote brunette with auburn highlights but keep it long (since you are loving it). Good luck on deciding!

Meagan said...

I love that you're taking an adult ballet class!!! :) I used to dance, I should really look into taking an adult class.... hahaha I watch dance moms too (love it!)

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

Go you for taking ballet classes - graceful, I am not! I cut bangs into my own hair last October and they are FINALLY long enough to get out of my eyes. Just a warning: make sure you can commit for a year ha. They're fun though for sure :)

Erin LFF said...

lol- all these GIFs were amazing and made me laugh! I'm glad you're going back though, seriously so awesome I bet! And I vote SUPER DARK HAIR!!! ;)

Monica L said...
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Monica L said...

Ive always wanted to take a ballet class! How exciting!!! I am so not graceful though so I can imagine how ridiculous I would look

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said...

Adult ballerina classes sound so fun! I've been looking into those myself.

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon enough! I bet you're a lot more graceful than I would be! Also I think dark hair with auburn highlights! :) can't wait to see what you do!

brooke lyn said...

wait, are you telling me that what i have learned from dance moms wont help me if i go to a class?!

Ash @ The Nashvillian said...

This is too funny! I don't think I would have the guts to sign up for a ballet class - kudos to you! That's some serious bravery! :) I'm dying to know - what did you end up doing with your hair?

Lisa Loves John said...

This is way too funny!! Can't wait to hear how night #2 went!

Lara @ Cookies Cardio and Clothes said...

I would love to try some ballet. I've done some barre clasess which is nothing like ballet, but still pretty intense. Can't wait to hear what you decide to do woth your hair, I need a change with mine too!

Illegally Blonde said...

Ok, so we need a facetime ballet lesson. I spent years doing it so, let's chat soon. And I clearly missed voting on your hair so umm text me a pic! xoxo

Bitzy said...

yay for class #2 being even more fun than class #1!
Love the sassy gifs!

Nadine Lynn said...

I love that you are taking an adult ballet class!!! When I was little, I wanted to be a ballerina but I never took a class. I cant imagine how big of an idiot I would look in class because I am so awkward! Ballet is such an awesome exercise for your entire body! How fun and awesome!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I can't tell you how many times I say "inch movements" in class. Sometimes I just go and place my hands on swinging body parts......and then gently show what an inch movement is. The verbiage is so different right? I really want to find a ballet class now!!! I loved your pretty ballerina outfit!!