I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE. I love everyone in my dance class so I feel completely terrible for saying this, but the fact is that some people don’t belong on competition teams. If they bring down the dance’s quality, the class pace, and keep the rest of us from reaching our full potential, why are they on the team? There are recreational classes for a reason. I’m such a bad person for saying this, but it’s been eating away at me for too long. I love dance more than anything in the world, and I feel like just a few people are keeping me from getting the most I can get out of it. It’s not fair to me and everyone else. I know that my teacher sees it too, and I don’t understand why she doesn’t make the changes that we obviously need.
I miss the pain of breaking in new pointe shoes.
I miss the perfect buns for ballet class.
I miss the feeling of putting on a pair of brand-new tights.
I miss the days after a really good class where you can’t walk.
I miss the blisters.
I miss trying one more time … again and again.