Posts for ballet

Tiny Rituals

Toddlers to Teens October 21, 2019

Tonight my daughter will sew her first pair of pointe shoes. I won’t be there to guide her, but her teacher…

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General/Column October 15, 2018

We crouched beneath the second-grade desks during earthquake drills. Remember when the thing to do was hunker under all that…

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In Flight

General/Column April 18, 2016

This spring, I will have surgery to correct hip dysplasia. It’s a complicated procedure, involving breaking of pelvic bone, much…

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Stage Mother

General/Column May 11, 2015

Her limbs are penciled lines on translucent paper. They lift and fall like grasshopper wings. She bows her arms like…

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