Terez Posted March 28, 2013 Share Posted March 28, 2013 Hi, my name is Terez Mertes and I'm a former ballet dancer (amateur) and a writer and have recently started doing ballet-oriented things once again, after years off. I've had the opportunity to attend the San Francisco Ballet, which, oddly, at first I was nervous about doing. Are there any other former ballet dancers out there who feel emotional about watching professionals performing, and thinking "oh, what I came close to being...." or "oh, the glory days, now long gone..."? To my relief, I found I could enjoy the San Francisco Ballet performances without feeling too much of that twinge, and now i hope to make it a three-times-a-season visit. I'm also re-enrolled in ballet classes, which is a lot of fun, although rather humbling, at age 50! I've come by this forum to lurk around in the past year or so, and always enjoy hearing other audience members' comments, particularly from those who are former dancers, as well. I have also recently started up a blog that features similar ballet talk, some of my own experiences, as well as touching on classical music and the violin, my other fine arts loves. (I blog as The Classical Girl - I won't be tacky and leave a link here on my introduction post.) Looking forward to perusing the site more, now as a member and not just a lurker. And if there are any ballet dancer blogs out there that you'd recommend following, I'd love to hear about them so I can check those out as well. (Both amateur and professional dancers' blogs. Oddly, the amateurs seem to do a far better job at the game. Or maybe not odd.) Cheers, Terez Quote Link to comment
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