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i'm a bunhead, and proud :) [13 Apr 2009|02:59pm]
[ mood | relaxed ]

Name: Stacie.
Age: 14.
Years of dance: 12.
Types of dance: ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, pointe, etc.
Favorite type of dance: modern
Why I like dancing: It's something I'm really confident with, and it's my only true escape.
Interests: Dancing, theatre, being with my friends, blogging, writing.
Are you a better turner or jumper: I'm definitely a turner.
Do you have your splits: yeah.
How many pirouettes can you do on your best side: Three en de dans, and en de hors on both sides. Sometimes, even more. Like I said, I'm a good turner!
How many classes do you take a week: I go to a performing arts high school so I dance every single day for three hours. 

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[18 Jan 2008|05:26pm]

 Hey every one! 
Im curretly trying to recover from an eating disorder, but Im having trouble letting go of the 'ballet body'. Im fine with my legs and stoach, but I was wondering, if I started doing push ups and bicep curls etc, will I get massively bulky arms? Im trying to regain my health, but Im scared of 'bulking up' massively, as its important to me that I remain slender for ballet. So can anyone recommend arm exercises that dont cause bulk?
And advice is greatly appriciated =)
Forgive me, this is cross posted.
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[03 Jan 2008|10:31am]

Hey everyone!

Its been ages since I posted here! I just have a quick question. Im very into ballet, and I've worked hard to get my 'ballet body'. Though now its the summer holidays, I really wanted to start running (the Couch to 5K plan). My question is: If I start running, will it bulk up my muscles? And if so, is there any stretches I can do to stop this happening? 

Thanks in advance :)
Luv Loz xoxo

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Intermediate/Elementary Syllabus [14 Oct 2007|03:35pm]


Hi!  My name is Lexi, I've been a member here for a while, but haven't posted anything yet.  I am currently working on my RAD Intermediate (or Elementary) exam.  And I've been looking for a list of all the syllabus exercises.  If someone has that, and wouldn't mind sending it to me, it'd be awesome and greatly appreciated.


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[25 May 2007|02:46pm]

Hey everyone! 

I need some help. I have an estedford on sunday, and I've only just learnt the dance. In it, theres a double turn, but Im having troubles getting it. I can only get maybe (if Im lucky) one and a half before falling out of it. Is there any tips? Thanks guys! Im just nervous because its my first dance comp! 
Luv Loz xoxo
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new here [19 May 2007|02:22pm]

[ mood | calm ]

hi, i don't know if guys are really bunheads, but if they can be them i qualify.  i take mostly ballet, but also one jazz and one pilates reformer class each week.  i go to two studios, one is vaganova and the other is just a mix of stuff.  i am not going away for a summer intensive this year but next year i will go somewhere.  i will dance a lot this summer--like 3 classes a day for most of it, but then 3 weeks of local workshops and intensives in august.

this is my fourth year dancing and i love it.  next year i am moving to a big city somewhere so i can dance with other boys.  i am the only one at my studio over the age of 5 and under the age of 23.

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[05 Feb 2007|05:37pm]

Hey guys! 
For my art final this year, I wanted to do something ballet. I was thinking of doing a diary of the ballet world, and Im trying to show how hard dancers really work. So if anyone has any photos of themselves in class, in ballet tights and leo, I would love them. If you arent comfortable sending them to me, thats fine, I dont want to use them without your permission, but I would love them. Anything, from class to just stretching at home.
Thanks in advance!! 
Luv Loz xoxo
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Another Bun-head.... [06 Jan 2007|05:22pm]

[ mood | ditzy ]

Name: Courtney
Age: 15
Years of Dancing: 9...? has it really been that long?
Years of Pointe: 2 and a half
Types of Dance: ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contempary.... whatever really? i'll give anything a go?
Favourite: ...erm, I love hip-hop and Jazz... but i guess ballet is my favourite..
although having my doubts right now?
Why?: because i have loved it since i was 2! because ballet just has a feel to it...
Are you a better turner or jumper?: jumper!
Do you have splits?: all bar side splits! ....not enough turn out!
Number of Classes per week?: ballet: 6 per week... 7hrs worth
Jazz: 1hr a week
Dance School: South Auckland Ballet Academy (SABA), Auckland, New Zealand

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Hello [03 Jan 2007|08:54pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Age: 16
Yrs. of Dance: 1
Yrs. of Pointe: 1
Types of Dance: ballet, pointe
Favorite: Pointe/Ballet
Pointe Shoes: Bloch Synergy
Why: It's freedom, pure freedom. I was denied the right to dance as a child, and I always thought, "There go my dreams, woosh, out the window. I'll never have that chance". But I was wrong, I started classes again, out of love, out of need, and after two weekes of basic technique training, my teacher put me on pointe. I'm working towards my first recital, everyday is a new advernture and I always learn a little about my self.

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New Bun Head [03 Jan 2007|02:25pm]

[ mood | determined ]

Name/Alias: Lynn
Age: 13
Yrs. of Dance: 10
Yrs. of Pointe: 1
Types of Dance: tap, ballet, pointe, and jazz
Favorite: Pointe
Why: it is the only type of dance where i can fall and it not hurt

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Hello! [02 Jan 2007|10:24pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Name: Amanda
Age: 16
Years of dance: 10
years on pointe: 6
Types of dance- ballet, pointe, some jazz, modern
Favorite type of dance- ballet, though modern is quite fun
Pointe shoes: Grand Pas
Why I like dancing:It's my one way to get away from everything else and feel truly alive! yayness!
Interests: Dancing, theater, reading, writing, hanging out with my friends
Are you a better turner or jumper: turner!
Do you have your splits: actually, i do. i didn't know for sure if i had my middle splits until todays class. yay!
How many pirouettes can you do on your best side: 3 en dehors, 1 or 3 en dedans. but my best side changes almost right with the weather. it's kind of creepy.
How many classes do you take a week: 6 + rehearsals three days a week, more closer to adjudication or performance.

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hey everyone :) [01 Jan 2007|02:24am]

Name: Claire
Age: 15
Years of dance: 4
Years on pointe: 2
Types of dance: RAD Ballet and Pointe, and i reallyyyyyyy want to do lyrical and modern as well
Pointe Shoes: I had Bloch Suprimas but now I have Grishcos.
Are you a better turner or jumper: jumper!!
Do you have your splits: i thought i had my centre splits until i tried to do them a couple of days ago :P :P :P
How many pirouettes can you do on your best side: 3 en dehors, 1 or 2 en dedans depending on the day lol
How many classes do you take a week: 4
Interests: ballet, hanging out with friends, choir, alto saxophone, PILATES!!!!!!!!!!!!
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New! [06 Dec 2006|07:14pm]

Name: Laura
Age: 16
Years of dance: 12
years on pointe: 4
Types of dance- ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern
Favorite type of dance- ballet
Pointe shoes: Gambas
Why I like dancing: It's one of the only things that keeps me wicked happy all the time.
Interests: Dancing, theater, photography, etc. EVERYTHING
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[04 Sep 2006|11:20am]

[ mood | excited ]

school is starting up tommorrow and soon my dance classes will start up again. Im so excited.Last year I became a bit less interested in dancing. I just lost my passion and inspiration for it. But this summer something happened and I regained my love for dance. I dont know the reason for it but im so excited to go back! WOOOHOO!!

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hello [03 Sep 2006|04:18pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

years of dance:12
years on pointe: 2
types of dance: ballet and modern, i used to do jazz but the teacher wasnt inpiring and i wasn't having and fun( it was basicly hell several times a week) so i quit, and i wish that i could do tap.
favorite type of dance: modern because its open and free:)
pointe shoe: Grishkos, i used to have dimonds
why I like dancing: because I kinda forget about all the bad things in life and I can lose myself in it and not worry about whos watchingor whos critiquing me. I forget myself.
Interests: dancing(obviously), singing, acting, drawing, writing songs, listening to music.

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A year later [28 Aug 2006|12:29pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Wish me luck, I'm starting a ballet class after quitting for a year. Been dancing for 5 years, ballet only, pointe for 2 of the 5 years. Pointe, here I come!

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new member info [17 Aug 2006|11:47pm]

Name: Angela
Age: 21
Years of dance: 5
years on pointe: 3
Types of dance- ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern
Favorite type of dance- Ballet especially when it has a jazzier feel to it
Point shoes: Bloch but those are my sturdy ones. I'm working on a Capezio version getting it ready for classes in fall
Interests: dancing, reading, computers, psychology, laughing
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New. [15 Aug 2006|10:15am]

[ mood | calm ]

Name: Rachel
Age: 12 1/2
Years of Dance: 9 1/2
Type of Dance: Ballet, Pointe (Vaganova method)
Pointe Shoes: I've used Freeds, Grishko 2007s and Grishko Elites. Currently using Elites.
Favorite Type of Dance: Pointe (okay, I guess ballet too...) but I would really like to learn Irish dance.
Why I love to dance: It takes off the pressure of everyday life and me and my dance friends can make fun of each others mistakes. =)
Favorite move: italian pas de chat ^^

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Hi [18 Jul 2006|01:25pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Name: Sheila
Age: 15
Years of dance: 6
years on pointe: Half a year
Types of dance- ballet, pointe, irish
Favorite type of dance- Ballet, and I really really love pointe work
Point shoes: Freeds, but for my next pair, I'm looking into getting a different brand.
Why I like dancing: It's the only thing I've ever really loved to do. It's not a chore, it's a passion.
Interests: Dancing, singing, swimming, reading, anything.

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a little "helloooo..." from the maintainer. [12 Jul 2006|11:48am]

Hello, dancers!

I see that we are still getting new members. Great!

I realize that I have probably been the world's worst maintainer. I pretty much stopped using livejournal this year between school and 20 hours at the studio every week. It's been a VERY hectic year, as I'm sure many of you can understand. However, I'm making an effort now that summer is upon us, and hopefully this will carry on to next year.

Anyway, to the pointe (hehehe), one of my favorite dance communities recently "died," which made me very sad. I think it is good to have a place like this to share advice and stories etc etc. So, in that spirit, I vote that we save this community! Please, invite fellow dancers or dance enthusiasts to join. I will do my part by posting regularly and inviting people from my company to join.

Maybe we can save this community and turn it into an awesomely beautiful forum for dancers to discuss their art.

Lots of love!
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