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#1 iczerman

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:34 AM

...try to walk turned out....when no one is looking.
...when you start to move for any reason...you do the little knee dip thingy..( quatre-plie')
...when you point at something you move your arm in a full circle before you point.

#2 PeggyR

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:44 AM

...try to walk turned out....when no one is looking.


...try to walk turned out...and HOPE someone is looking and that they'll think (against all logic and visible evidence) you're a dancer :wink:

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:00 PM

... doing tendus while standing at a shop counter, without realizing what you're doing.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:12 PM

...when you're with close friends-( all guilty of your same obsession)- and you all end up mocking Alonso's/Giselle's entrance choreography which you all know by heart...( and not Albrecht's BUT Giselle's :wink: ).
Edited to add: Another popular alternative is also Alonso's Black Swan coda... :o

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:47 PM

... when you look at the bunions growing on your feet and think, "Well at least my feet look like a ballerina's."
(Although I also like to think of it as looking at the bright side of things.)

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:58 PM

...try to walk turned out....when no one is looking.


...try to walk turned out...and HOPE someone is looking and that they'll think you're a dancer :o

OMG! This is SOOOOOOOOO true, bart!! :wink:

#7 kfw

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:08 PM

. . . when you reach for something on the highest shelf in the cupboard and you feel like you're in the opening tableau of Serenade. And you're not even female. :wink:

#8 Dale

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:08 PM

You are at the ballet and you try to rewind to watch a really good bit again....

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

...try to walk turned out....when no one is looking.


...try to walk turned out...and HOPE someone is looking and that they'll think you're a dancer :o

OMG! This is SOOOOOOOOO true, bart!! :wink:

Cristian, I think you mean Peggy. But I confess to having done this too. Not to mention trying a bit of the "brooding Prince walk," which I first learned from videos of Erik Bruhn.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:10 PM

...try to walk turned out....when no one is looking.


...try to walk turned out...and HOPE someone is looking and that they'll think you're a dancer :)

OMG! This is SOOOOOOOOO true, bart!! :wink:

Cristian, I think you mean Peggy. But I confess to having done this too. Not to mention trying a bit of the "brooding Prince walk," which I first learned from videos of Erik Bruhn.

Well...now I know I'm officially falling asleep...Dear bart, I SWEAR I saw your name on that post (It's a good thing when the boss is not around, right...? :lol: )
Anyway, and to add to the matters of the turned out walking, is even more gratifying if is at the night at the ballet, and EVEN MORE if the cute old lady asks you: "are you a dancer...?" :P
(Am I sounding too ridiculous...? :o )

#11 carbro

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:34 PM

You are at the ballet and you try to rewind to watch a really good bit again....

:( Oh, dear! I've totally incorporated that reflex. Everytime I miss someone's word in casual conversation, whenever I glimpse but don't quite apprehend something I've just passed on a bus ...

Memo to self: Real Life almost never has a rewind function. :P

#12 PeggyR

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:02 PM

...try to walk turned out....when no one is looking.


...try to walk turned out...and HOPE someone is looking and that they'll think you're a dancer,

OMG! This is SOOOOOOOOO true, bart!! :(

Cristian, I think you mean Peggy. But I confess to having done this too. Not to mention trying a bit of the "brooding Prince walk," which I first learned from videos of Erik Bruhn.

Well...now I know I'm officially falling asleep...Dear bart, I SWEAR I saw your name on that post (It's a good thing when the boss is not around, right...? :lol: )
Anyway, and to add to the matters of the turned out walking, is even more gratifying if is at the night at the ballet, and EVEN MORE if the cute old lady asks you: "are you a dancer...?" :P
(Am I sounding too ridiculous...? :blush: )


Hey, I'm flattered! (Sorry, I tried to delete some of the quotes but it kept coming out wrong and I'm too tired to figure it out!)

Here's another one: You own eight Swan Lakes, seven Sleeping Beauties, five Giselles, two each of La Sylphide, Cinderella, Coppelia, and approximately 45 more assorted dance DVDs -- and feel deprived. :P

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:15 PM

You are at the ballet and you try to rewind to watch a really good bit again....

:P :(
That is perfect!

#14 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:22 PM

...try to walk turned out....when no one is looking.


...try to walk turned out...and HOPE someone is looking and that they'll think you're a dancer,

OMG! This is SOOOOOOOOO true, bart!!

Cristian, I think you mean Peggy. But I confess to having done this too. Not to mention trying a bit of the "brooding Prince walk," which I first learned from videos of Erik Bruhn.

Well...now I know I'm officially falling asleep...Dear bart, I SWEAR I saw your name on that post (It's a good thing when the boss is not around, right...? :lo
Anyway, and to add to the matters of the turned out walking, is even more gratifying if is at the night at the ballet, and EVEN MORE if the cute old lady asks you: "are you a dancer...?"
(Am I sounding too ridiculous...? :( )


Hey, I'm flattered! (Sorry, I tried to delete some of the quotes but it kept coming out wrong and I'm too tired to figure it out!)

Make that seven Giselles Peggy...! :blush:

Here's another one: You own eight Swan Lakes, seven Sleeping Beauties, five Giselles, two each of La Sylphide, Cinderella, Coppelia, and approximately 45 more assorted dance DVDs -- and feel deprived. :P


Make that seven Giselles, Peggy...! :P

And wait, cause I DO have to add this one...when three of your best male friends and you, knowing certain recording by heart, mock four ballerinas as they talk about "The Romantic Era", a la SNL's rendition of The View. Of course, the best is when the leading character, wearing big glasses and scarf, ends up owning the whole thing by not allowing anybody else to talk...dialogues repited to carbon copy... :lol:

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:13 AM

Guys, you truly scare me.

I've fallen in the turned-out bit (well, I think) however. Unfortunately, one can take me for a dancer only if her only one exposure to Classical ballet was in the Fantasia movie. At midday, to be accurate.


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