“You fed them, you lift them”. This is a great quote by a wonderful dance teacher called Janice Breen. Never was a truer word spoken and unfotunately my thighs are quite well fed.
Lifting the legs in Ballet is kind of an integeral part, it requires a lot of technique and strength. This is one of the reason ballerina’s have such slender legs as it makes the job of lifting them past your ears that much easier.
If however, you are like me and bottom heavy, it takes superman strength to keep your nutella-fed thighs in the air. I have no one to blame for this but myself. It feels like I need a crane to get my drumsticks even a centimetre off the ground. But I gotta work with what I got!
This minor hurdle makes me more determined to keep practicing and eventually no matter how chunky they are, I will be able to lift my legs higher than Bob Dylan at Woodstock.
Note to self: Only Aladdin can work Harem pants.