Now that I have your attention, that phrase isn’t what you think it means and no, I can’t sing it like Olivia Newton John…
I am just getting itchy to dance. I seriously feel like a kid getting all antsy with excitement thinking about Christmas. Only, my Christmas is in August, in a ballet studio, with no tree or decorations.
The other night I even had a dream I was back in the studio dancing. I had on my pink tights, long-sleeved black leo, and pointe shoes. I couldn’t do all of the combinations, but I was out there and dancing! It felt so good to extend my legs and the pointe shoes were the prettiest shade of pink satin. After I woke up, I realized I must be thinking about dancing too much or reading too many ballet blogs. I think it must be a combination of both!
So, I realized I needed to start doing some kind of physical fitness to help with getting ready for ballet class. The Jillian Michaels on my DVD rack just isn’t cutting it. I want something that feels…dancey! I scoped out Amazon and found some really great options. Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast and, Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled. I ended up ordering the Xtend Barre video because from its description and reviews will help me with the conditioning I need with the “dancey” feel I want. I can stream Ballet Beautiful (which was cheaper than its’ DVD equivalent), so when I want to branch out on my workout options, I can!
I don’t expect my dance training to come from a video, I am saving that for the dance studio. I was amazed at how many ballet class instructions DVD’s there were…little scary! I am so excited to receive my video , it should arrive by Thursday. Yay!
I can’t wait to get started and I hope these are some great appetizers. I’ll let you know how I like them. If you have any suggestions on what would be a good video or a conditioning activity, I welcome your comments!