So my friend Tracy Bae has been encouraging me to take ballet class with her since we have moved to the Bay area. I am very hesitant to take ballet class. Actually… I am over ballet. Some of you will be shocked, because many of you know that I have spent the last 30 years of my life immersed in ballet. I think that is why I am so over it. Presently, I am so TIRED of perfecting and working so damn hard for an aesthetic that feels so unattainable for my body. I mean I will always love ballet, but I am more interested in freestyle dance like tap or house.
Well, I decided to go to ballet class with Tracy for two reasons, one because she is just an awesome person and I like hanging out with her, and two because whenever we hang out I know that there is good food and possibly ice cream afterwards. I also had interest in taking this particular ballet class because it was at San Francisco Ballet School, a rare occurrence for a internationally recognized top notch company to open their doors to the public. The class itself was taught by Ruben Martin Cintas, who is a company member with SF Ballet. The accompanist was excellent, the studios are clean, the class wasn’t too crowded and the combinations were fun but gave the attendees a challenge. I know many of my former ballet students like to take class in other cities when traveling, I would suggest these classes at SF Ballet.
Of course Tracy and I went to Blue Bottle Coffee after class and ate. I got an iced coffee with almond milk (its really good) and a poached egg over really yummy toast! Links below for info!
SF Ballet Class:
Blue Bottle Coffee: