Refreshingly I think most of us were pleasantly surprised! I can’t speak for the girls who took the first class but for me and my ‘Cardio-Ballet’ companion, who have returned to the barre after several years out of grade 6 ballet, seeing ourselves kicking and soubresaut-ing wasn’t as bad as we thought! In fact it was rather invigorating! Luckily I don’t have any shots of us sweating away to Ben Grimes awesome DJing but I do have a documentation of the crafty activities we were treated to afterwards!Customising my own ballet shoes has to be the most Lucy-esque activity one can get. Considering my old shoes were looking a little holey and bearded, being offered a new pair as well as the chance to stick fun shapes of them was the most useful part of the evening!Model Ben Grimes at the craft table and my newly customised shoes!
The evening gave me a chance to discover the sweet and delightfully friendly Frame ballet club, part of the dance, fitness and holistic Frame Studio. I had the opportunity to have a chat with Ben Grimes, a model I greatly admire and discovered we had a mutual love for the band Yelle (being both being half French and all). I found out all about Frames birth by discussing with one half of its founders and was explained that the class rooms were all partitioned from two big railway arches. Pretty cool looking place.
Here’s my 80s work-out inspired outfit, perfect for all those weight lifting exercises and high kicks!
Thank you to Robinson Pheffer and Frame for letting us have a taste for our ballet dreams again! Take a peak at Frames beautifully designed blog here