center splits

My teacher was making us sit in second position with our legs pressed against the wall.

She glances at me. “Hm, this look like you really are enjoying this stretch.” As I am covered in buckets of sweat my abs and legs tremble under my voice.

“I fucking hate it,” flies out of my mouth and my teacher lets out an entertained laugh and says, “Good. We will stay in this stretch longer.”

ballet + boxing

my attitude about executing an attitude