YPU ARE MORE THAN YOUR BODY TYPE. DON’T SAY YOU CAN’T AMOUNT TO ANYTHING BECAUSE YOUR LEGS ARE TOO BIG, YOUR FEET AREN’T BENT IN HALF, OR YOU HAVE BIG BOOBS. YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT.


Hello my lovely followers,

Once again I have been super inactive, and I am so sorry! However, if you are interested in what I’m up to, check out my blogger: http://itsmissmonty.blogspot.com/

I would really appreciate the support because I really want to grow my blog and perhaps make a living out of it if it takes off!

Thank you so much, and expect to hear more from me soon!



Sore Muscle Fix

1. Things you need: a handful of epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender oil, 1/2 cup of baking soda. Put that all in a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. It’s a detoxing bath mixture (I didn’t come up with it myself, I saw it somewhere online) and it makes you feel so good. Not only is it great for sore muscles, but it helps you shed toxins and therefore can even help you lose a little weight (not to mention it’s super relaxing). You should probably do this once a week, but definitely do it when you’re sore! It helps a lot.

2. Ibuprofen. Enough said there.

3. Stretch. Maybe this is just because I’m a dancer, but I’ve found that taking 30 minutes out of my day when I’m sore to just slowly stretch myself out with some music on is great for relaxing my muscles and de-stressing.

4. Go for a walk or do some king of light cardio. I know, I know, that’s the last thing you want to do when you’re sore, but trust me, it’ll loosen up your muscles and make you feel better.

Enjoy~


Let me know what you guys think of the new layout, I’m not sure how I feel about it…

Let me know what you guys think of the new layout, I’m not sure how I feel about it…


The Grand Return

I went to my first ballet class in 6 months last night. I haven’t been doing any dancing in the past few months, so you can imagine how hard it was. I did make it through the whole class though, which was surprising. I’m going to try to get myself back into going maybe once a week.

I’m also teaching a hip hop class on Saturdays, which is really exciting.

So, you can probably expect some new posts in the near future now that I’ve returned!

Until next time~


Friendly reminder that talent is great, but hard work is better.


It’s been a long time, right?

Well, the other day, I met up with a dance friend since we hadn’t seen each other since I retired. We had a great time catching up, and it almost made me want to go back to the studio, but I wonder if I can go back without feeling the pressure I did before.

I think I may go sometime this week, just to see how I feel about taking a class every so often. I’ll keep you all updated, and who knows, maybe if it goes well, I’ll find more inspiration for some posts (since it’s been a million years since the last one).


Q
HI’d love to have dance as my career, but I’m not too sure how to go about it.. I’m 16 now, and have been taking classes for RAD Grade 6 and Intermediate Foundation in parallel. My teacher spent 3 years doing this, hence the slow progress in certificate achievements. Also, I’ve been doing ballet for about 10 years now under the same teacher, and she has never mentioned going on pointe. What are the chances of me ‘making it’ in this field at this age? What should I do to progress? Thank you!! :))
A

It’s a competitive world out there, so I can’t say for sure whether or not you’ll make it. I was told I could and look at me now, I don’t even dance anymore because I couldn’t take the mental stress. It’s a lot more than physical fortitude, and I just didn’t have what it took emotionally

When it comes to pointe, if you’ve been dancing for 10 years now, I would talk to your teacher and see why you haven’t progressed onto pointe. That’s something you need to address and I’m sure you’re teacher will know what you need to improve on much better than I would.

And of course, it’s always important to consider a studio switch. Now, I’m not by any means saying this is necessary or that your studio is awful. I’m just saying that there might be a studio that fits you better or that would help you progress more. When I went to my studio, I was the top of my old class, and then I realized that I had no solid foundation and I had to work my way up from the fundamentals.

All of these are just suggestions, and I am by no means an expert. Best of luck to you, my dear!  Feel free to ask any more questions, I love to help!


Q
Are you going back to ballet?
A

Not seriously, I stop in every once in a while, but since I’m working on going to college in the next few months, I haven’t had much time…