Quick. Sharp. Intricate.
Complex combinations and no demonstrations.
I had to laugh a lot because I found myself completely lost in the rapid tangle of turns and chasses. I made a lot of strange faces with my held tilted to the side, and my lips pursed together, as I tried to repeatedly disassemble the steps in class quickly in my head.The pianist played briskly, and I had to force my jaw to not drop at the sight of everyone else executing triple pirouettes in perfect precision.
Our adage work was focused on developpes (groan) :/ and arabesque turns.
We did our allegro work in a circle, with pique turns, balances (groan again) and pirouettes, and we practiced spotting at different points of the room. I had such a frustrating time keeping the pace of this, and getting the steps in sequence as we all pranced around in a circle.
My teacher stood next to me and watched me dead pan and told me to breathe, and that I was holding my breath all the time.
Oh my, I have a lot to work on. But it was such a rush.