patchawful: (sword)
So I was gonna go into town today, but I ended up running late and postponing it for tomorrow. I'm not quite sure what it is I'm going to do in town, which is probably the reason, but best to go now before we get too far along in December and it becomes quite wurgh.

Instead, I went to a cafe for a while and considered my options for jobs. Money's an issue as my last job haven't been giving me as much freelance work as I'd hoped (although given how it was run generally, what did I expect), but I can't apply for jobs just yet as I don't have my passport or degree certificate back. Still, it's good to know what your options are, and I came to some decent conclusions. I still need to iron out a few details, but all in all I feel I'm in a better place than I was when I was jobless a few months ago. Although, there's other reasons for that, but I'm glad that I took this time out to work stuff out.

In other news, I found an article about a transgender ballerina earlier today, which was a pretty cool read. Even if the article itself was a bit clunky at times, I still thought it was neat. Good these stories are being told, if nothing else.
patchawful: (princess)
So ballet is over for the term, which is pretty sad. I've pretty much made up my mind that I'm going to keep doing it next term though, and right now I'm trying to decide whether I want to continue with the beginners for another term, or move up to the next level. I think I've improved a lot, and I'm really proud of my barre work, which makes me think I should move up, but then there's always things that need improvement (I still can't turn right, wah), and besides that, another term in beginners will help me retain it better. On the other hand, I don't have a lot of money just now, so there's always that to consider. Hopefully I'll have some time to practise in December and make a decision.

I hope there's still places available when I do either way.

Anyway, for our final lesson, we did a short part of the peasant's dance from Giselle, a ballet I've always wanted to see. It wasn't entirely the same as the real thing, as this was an introduction class, but it was kinda cool how we put together various things we'd learnt over the course of the term into something that had some form. As an example of it not being exactly the same, the music we did it to was the Hornpipe, as that was what the teacher started humming when counting off our moves and pianist just went with it. Not that that's a bad thing. I love the Hornpipe. There was only a handful of people in the class today, which was quite good, small class sizes always help in organising these things. Overall it went well, with a couple hiccups. In the middle we'd split into pairs and do short moves we'd practise before. I chose to do the Pas de Chat for mine, because what else would I have done? It was one of the easier ones (well, for me at least) so I did alright, even if I fluffed slightly on the changeover.

So yeah, I've really enjoyed learning ballet, and I'm looking forward to where I can go with it in future!

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