May 17, 2013

Ballet de Chat, The Lessons

In the past years, my ballet teacher has often told us to move like cats.. It's an image that has kind of stuck to my mind, and now I cannot help but see ballet in cat photos everywhere. That's how I came up with the "Ballet de Chat -lessons." The photos are from pinterest, and do not belong to me, but all texts were added by myself. The lessons are straight from class, and quite a few are courtesy of Marie-Pierre, our marvellous teacher of the cat move.

Which is your favorite lesson?













18 comments:

  1. I love this, especially the last one. My face often looks like that when I'm trying to master a new step or routine in class!

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    1. Thank you, Claire! And about that last lesson: You and me both! Especially when there are tricky pirouettes... :D

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    1. Kiitos! Olen kissaihminen, mutta vietän niin vähän aikaa kotona ettei ole järkevää pitää lemmikkiä.. Tämä käy vähän niiku korvikkeesta. Kissaterapiaa balettitanssijoille! ;)

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  3. I took the liberty of tweeting about this post on twitter:
    @nipclaw 55s

    "Some good pictures for ailurophiles and even some useful tips for adult ballet students http://pointetilyoudrop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/ballet-de-chat-lessons_17.html …"

    I hope it gets you some more readers.

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    1. Why, thank you.. :) I haven't had any ailurophiles on this blog before, that's for sure. ;)

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    2. Not that ballet dancers don't love cats.. Just that most readers stop by for the ballet stuff. :)

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  4. This is great! Love them ALL, especially #5!

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  5. Omigosh, this is sooooooo cute! How did I not notice this one before?! Now I feel like a perfect copycat (ha - a cat!) for having blogged last week about "ten things my cats have taught me about ballet" over at The Classical Girl. That said, I much prefer the photos on yours; they are all so very precious.

    I am a cat person - can you tell? : ) Thank you for the lovely entertainment here.

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    1. Thank you! Terez, I read your post and have been meaning to comment on it! Just like the language of dance is universal, so is the movement of cats... ;) I had a cat when I was seven years old, but never since. I wonder if would have picked up on the same things you did... :)

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  6. I really love this concept. My favorite is Lesson 1

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    1. Thank you! Lesson nr.1 works before and after the show :)

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  7. Wow, I love these especially the last one! I have definitely seen that face in the mirror!

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  8. Oh weird. My cat (the top one sleeping on my tutu) is internet famous. Small world.

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    1. Hi Mattie, I found the image on pinterest, and it's just adorable. Hope you don't mind I borrowed it for my Ballet de Chat series... If you like, I could add credits to the image. Let me know. :)

      - Johanna

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  9. Really cute. I love these ideas!

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