Painful Ballet

Learning the sixth basic ballet position

Latest technique by Boris, the KGB ballet instructor



Teacher steps on back of ballet student

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Too clever is dumb. - Ogden Nash

Upward spinal (spiral) - Archie Bunker

Stress makes you stupid. - Unknown

There are no dumb customers. - Peter F Drucker

Wrestling is ballet with violence. - Jesse Ventura

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. - Unknown

I can't brain today. I have the dumb. - Unknown

The spine is man's Achilles' heel. - Andre Brie

Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. - David Mamet

Ballet is good, because it makes you stand up tall. - Carine Roitfeld

He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up. - Paul Keating

Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck. - Marian Erickson

I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I. - Loretta Young

Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle. - Bob Phillips

I'm due at the ballet. They're doin' Swoon Lake. - Archie Bunker

Smile. It will bring serenity to the most stressful situations. - Garnet Hill

The early bird would never catch the worm if the dumb worm slept late. - Milton Berle

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. - Richard Carlson

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. - Natalie Goldberg

Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf. - Gene Perret

Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible. - Bob Harper

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. - William James

Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions; they are easier to handle than dumb mistakes. - Unknown

Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it's diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever. - Mary Ann Mobley

Transplanting the ballet to the United States is like trying to raise a palm tree in Dakota. - Lincoln Kirsten

My husband, Fang, is so dumb I once said, "There's a dead bird." He looked up. - Phyllis Diller

The ballet toe shoe is one of the few instruments of torture to survive intact into our time. - Unknown

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. - Erica Jong

Although I am not stupid, the mathematical side of my brain is like dumb notes upon a damaged piano. - Margot Asquith

Then she thought bitterly that it would be much easier to resist chocolate if her life were less stressful. - J K Rowling

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. - Mark Twain

We have to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that it is talent and training, not color, that makes a ballet dancer. - Arthur Mitchell

Transformation also means looking for ways to stop pushing yourself so hard professionally or inviting so much stress. - Gail Sheehy

I'm not just retiring from the company, I'm also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron. - Hartman Jule

If one can only see things according to one's own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind. - Robert A. Wilson

Go figure a crazy, mixed-up country where ballet outsells boxing. I wouldn't be surprised if their wrestling was on the level. - Bob Hope

You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up. - Patrick Swayze

Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy. - Amy Alcott

Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. - Eugene McCarthy

To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you've prepared mentally and physically, you don't have to worry. - Harvey Mackay


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21-Oct-2017