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Friday, June 12, 2009

From ballet to hip hop

Ahhhh, another Friday. Not only do I wake up in a happy mood because of the day, but today had a little extra pep in it because when I peeked out the window to assess the weather situation, the sky was blue and sun was out! I was amazed. And pleased to be reminded of what Colorado is really supposed to be like... I was starting to forget...

Ballet has been a little... I won't say "easier", as ballet is never really easy... less panic-inducing with each passing day this week. I finally felt like I was getting back into the dance class groove last night - thank goodness! Class was physically hard on Monday, yes, and taking a month off was not smart, no, but part of Monday's reality check was not just the physical aspect, but also the pace and level of the class. The professor who is teaching this class is CSU's ballet mistress (read: advanced) and I am not used to this level. She moves fast and the exercises are not simple. Not only did I feel out of shape on Monday, but I also felt like a discombobulated deer in headlights. Learning combinations and remembering the sequence of exercises is something you learn to do better the more you do it, just like learning the movement itself. The sinking feeling I had earlier this week as class time approached is dissipating.

I get a three-day break from ballet (no class on Monday), but not a break from dancing... Tomorrow is the hip hop crew's monthly practice-at-the-gym rehearsal (LOVE the bouncy gymnastics floor!), and then we're going out dancing after! I'm excited - I haven't been out dancing in Denver for a long time. Then normal class/rehearsal on Sunday.

And in honor of my weekend of hip hop adventures, here's my latest song obsession: Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas. I cannot get enough of this song... seriously. I was pretty jazzed that the SYTYCD Top 20 opened last night's show with it (I jumped off of the couch in excitement, no joke). It makes me want to hit it pretty hard and LOSE MY MIND in a dance club. Maybe I'll get my chance this weekend... This song should only be listened to loud and with some solid bass... so crank it and ENJOY!


  1. Wow, Jessi... that's pretty hard core. I'm glad ballet is going smoother and less panic inducing that at the beginning of the week.

    Good song too... very techno. Too bad it's half way through 2009 and Ferg' is still 2008.

  2. I wish I had stuck with ballet... I'm convinced I would have been taller and thinner haha.

    Anyway, I'm leaving on July 13th! It's exactly a month away and I'm thrilled. There's tons to do before then. And as for falling in love with a foreign boy, I think I'll try to avoid that... Because of the long distances thing!

    Shawna's Study Abroad