The first week of a ballet intensive is always the hardest. New teachers, new combinations, new schedules, and, of course, a new intense style of training. Today was my second day at Ballet Divertimento du Montreal and I am exhausted. I can’t wait to get through the next few days and relax on my weekend.
Being a dancer is really difficult. Most bodies are not built to withstand the positions that ballet requires. As I am sitting in my bed with my aching bones, I wonder why I love this so much.
The challenge is addictive. That’s the gist of it. I’m on a deadline, but I hope I can elaborate tomorrow.