My newest pair of shoes! I just started taking a weekly adult ballet class. It has been 15 years since I was plié-ing, so I was a little concerned about jumping into a 90-minute class mid-year.
My concerns were justified. I am soooo sore today. But it weirdly feels good.
The class is taught by a homeschooling mom of three who was hired by a nearby Baptist church to do their dance ministry (yeah, Baptist church with a dance ministry? what?). She teaches classes in a large room in the church’s education building; the church even purchased several free-standing barres and giant portable mirrors for her to use.
The other three students in my intermediate/advanced adult class are college students. So I feel a little old, even for the adult class. But I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.
I was talking with the teacher, Meredith, at the end about why I’m excited about doing the class. She mentioned an article she read recently entitled The Best Exercise. Instead of a hot tip of the latest fitness trend, the article said the best exercise is whatever you actually enjoy doing. I think I found it.