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Ballet - Achievements
I have "sparkle"! (karma: 1)
By pharmadancermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3459, member since Tue Mar 16, 2004
On Fri Nov 08, 2013 07:07 AM

Just can't help bragging a little about what happened in class last night, since I never get big compliments about my dancing...

Background: I'm a mid-thirties dancer in class with 16-18 year olds, plus I've been away from dance for a few years, so the kids I am currently dancing with don't know me - hence, I feel a little awkward. My teacher is awesome and so supportive and I've been going to her studio for 7 years now - but she's not one to be overly complimentary.

Last night - she gave us a little lecture before our port-de-bras combination about really performing, even in class. Then she split us into two groups to do the combo. I was in group #2. After my group had completed the combo, she asked group #1 who they were looking at. She said "you were all looking at this one person, so who were your eyes drawn to?"

She meant me! She said that I was the only one doing what she asked us to, and that I have the "sparkle" of giving 100% and really performing. And then she got me to do the combo with group #1, so that group #2 could have the chance to see me... I was blown away by the compliment.


I feel proud because even though I know I have relatively good technique (I've been dancing twice as long as most of the kids in the class) - I am also more than twice as old as them, and can't help but be envious of their youth and flexibility and potential. I feel like I've pretty much reached my potential - now I'm just dancing because I enjoy it, but I probably am not going to be growing by leaps and bounds in my abilities.

So getting an unexpected compliment like this makes me feel just awesome.

3 Replies to I have "sparkle"!

re: I have "sparkle"!
By Alassin_Sanemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 266, member since Tue Dec 28, 2010
On Fri Nov 08, 2013 07:50 AM
That's such a nice thing to hear, well done! :)

There is so much more to good dancing than youth and flexibility, and it's lovely that your teacher acknowledged how well you were doing. Karma for you!
re: I have "sparkle"!
By d4jmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 12494, member since Fri Aug 27, 2004
On Fri Nov 08, 2013 08:28 AM
Congrats, that's a really nice compliment and well deserved! :)
re: I have "sparkle"!
By Serendipity42Premium member Comments: 2274, member since Sun Aug 16, 2009
On Fri Nov 08, 2013 06:02 PM
That's fabulous! Sometimes it's not the tricks but the beauty of the movement that makes the combination.