Actually I’m back, with a whole new attitude towards certain dancers. I’m also hoping to finally get back to taking classes this year.
One of the dancers I intend to talk lots about is Joy Womack. I admit I was more than a little harsh about her in the past; however, a close relative and friend who I will call “zzz” subscribed to Womack’s YouTube channel and after several months of watching encouraged me to do the same. I was reluctant, but I did that finally and have come away with a whole new vision of this dancer and her possibilities.
So where have I been all this time? I lost a parent, a cousin, and a close friend all in rapid succession. Became estranged from my remaining family after all that. Bought a house; closed recently. Moving next week. And am now just creeping back to life after a tumultuous bunch of years.
I’m also dealing with osteoporosis, arthritis, and a strange hip problem, as well as fibromyalgia. So my trip back to taking class may in fact be a real TRIP, lol. But I did find slippers that are really neat — they’re from Bloch and they’re all made of elastic material (I believe the name is Bloch Pro-Elastic), so they make my non-feet look almost like ballet feet. They’re also comfortable – not like the Sansha’s I used to have that had a lump under the ball of the foot – and they fit me almost perfectly. Has anyone else used these? Let me know what you think.