Thursday, October 27, 2011

ballet = beauty

 last night i began my 6-week journey intro to dance at joy of motion. the class is divided into two weeks of ballet, jazz, and modern. wee! and as the piano music began to play last night, i became, once again, enamored with the beauty of ballet. 

as a little girl i loved my weekly ballet classes. getting dolled up in baby pink and black made me so happy. donning toe shoes and performing was absolute bliss. the music, the creative story my ballet teacher would craft for recitals, the costumes, the sparkles, the audience, the hours of practice - all this felt so special to me as a young girl and teenager. once i hit high school, i joined the dance team and turned my attention there. sigh.

a few years ago i took a 12-week ballet course with many other not-so-graceful adults and loved it. although i felt more like a crab scurrying along the floor vs something worthy of french words like plié, rond de jambe + petit jeté and classical piano tunes. alas, i continued on and loved the process.

fast forward to last night and i'm filled, once again, with admiration for the art form and a deep desire to dance more. i found out that there are performance classes and came home squealing with glee, asking le beau if he and sir louis would come and watch me twirl around in a tutu at the age of 38. 

stay tuned as my return to dance and passion for varied movement unfolds. 
any childhood passions bubbling up within you? ideally they include tutus and sparkles too!  
bisous. x 

 all images courtesy of pinterest label "ballerina"

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Sarah said...

That is so awesome, Kimberly! I think we would all be so much happier if we could connect to a sense of joy like that. I've never danced in a class setting before and am intimidated of trying it in front of others, but just the other day I bought a dance exercise video I am super excited to try! It'll be nice to switch up my workout routine and try something fresh. I look forward to hearing about your experience as well :)

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toliveinspired said...

I constantly am inspired and amazed by the many different areas of your life you seem to thrive in. I really admire that you are constantly learning and exploring, something I am working on doing more and more in my life. I love dancing but I am too shy to do it in front of others so I too have DVD's that I can do in the comfort of my own home. I think I shall dust some of those off today!

Rebecca said...

pretty pretty.! Check out our post today at with a ballerina inspired photoshoot on the beach:)

globetrottingcacti said...

ADORE that last photo.... stunning. Enjoy your experience and I look forward to reading more.

I dance around the living room with my twins. Not quite the same as formal lessons but it gets me moving, I have no formal audience and they think I am the greatest dancer in the world (even when I am clearly not!!).

kimberly wilson said...

merci for your support, ladies. dancing around the living room totally counts! and, yes, it is a total treat to connect to a deep sense of joy - especially when it involves tulle + french words! xx

Tiffani Rogers said...

I LOVE this! Once a dancer, always a dancer. I haven't taken ballet in two months and feel out of balance. I love the images too (definitely pinning them). It's also a goal of mine to get back on pointe in 2012. Cheers, xo