About

Well – where do I begin? I am an early 30’s, injury lawyer, wife and mother of 2.  I started ballet in November, 2011, after a friend asked me to join her in a class.  I always wanted to try ballet, but I thought (like most people) I was too old.  After a few months and a few bad lessons, I realized that if I really wanted to be good at dancing I had to approach it like any other venture – Practice, Practice, and MORE Practice.  So, that is exactly what I did.  Since then, I have totally immersed myself in the sport (um, yeah.  It is definitely a sport) and I am completely, and utterly, hooked.  I want to SHOUT TO THE WORLD that, no matter what your age, you can achieve your dream of becoming a ballet dancer.  All you need is to do is put in a little “can do” attitude and MAJOR elbow grease.   So, I have decided to blog about my experience and hope to help just one person pursue dance and achieve their goal.  Happy dancing people!

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  1. Wonderful how you inspire others! This is exactly the message I always try to bring across. Ballet isn’t about age, it’s about determination. Maybe we won’t all be professionals but we can always push ourselves to be the best we can be!

  2. I just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your blog and it has been inspirational to me and I think it’s great! So I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. It’s just a blogger-to-blogger pay it forward kinda thing to recognize other bloggers who we feel are great at what they do and deserve some recognition. Have a great day!

    • Thank you so much. What a wonderful compliment you have given me by nominating me for that award. It is people like you who keep me motivated and give me the courage to do this. I have been following your pursuits as well and I think it is awesome you decided to get back to ballet.
      I think there is a ballet dancer in so many woman who try to get out, but are afraid of failure or rejection. Isn’t it great that we have each other to lean on?!?!

      Talk to you soon!! 🙂

  3. I’m glad to find your blog! I’m 33, a tax lawyer, mom of a 2 year old and took my first ballet class in January (and only because the purebarre studio was further away – lazy much?). Your story makes me feel a little less like a nut for wanting to keep going.

  4. It’s so nice to run across your blog! I’m a 36-year-old physician & mother of 2 young children. I’ve taken ballet for a couple of years as a child & a few classes here & there in my 20’s & I want to pick it back up.

  5. Wow, that picture of yours in the black tutu – amazing 🙂 you don’t seem like someone who started ballet in 2011 but someone who is quite pro at it already! I started ballet in my late teens and thought I was a late beginner too, I absolutely love it 🙂

  6. I just found your blog. I am a 38 year old mother of two teenage boys. I danced ballet, jazz etc. when I was younger but gave it up when I was 19. I have regretted it every since. I have had some bad luck with illness…cancer when u was 29 and now I have Lupus and a rare genetic disease that affects my arteries. With the Lupus I have gained weight from meds and being inactive from pain. Just making it thru work all week is a job. I made up my mind to get back into ballet because I loved it and I miss it. First have to get some weight off so I have got a fluidity barre and started doing that. The stretching is awesome. Plus with the bar I can start my ballet barre work at home. I don’t want to start a class until i am in better shape. Bought my ballet slippers so I can give myself a visual to strive for. Reading your blog has reaffirmed for me that I am not a idiot for wanting to do this. Looking forward to more of your post.. Erin

  7. Great Blog, im glad I found this! I too am just starting ballet- I am 30 and have 2 kids, i realized that I was doing hardly any fun relax stuff, and I wanted something to try that would be movement, increase my concentration, and to do with other people. I grew up riding horses, so I miss the technique and precision that it required. I will try to follow your posts!

    • Thank you! Ballet is a great way to get fit, have fun and get away from the kiddles for an hour or two all at the same time!!! I don’t know if I would call it “relaxing”, more like a healthy challenge to me!

      Have fun!!

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