Book 2 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles, Outside the Limelight, is a Kirkus Indie Books of the Month selection for Jan 2017! Celebrating with a $2.99 sale HERE!
Welcome to The Classical Girl, one of Feedspot’s Top 60 Ballet Blogs! If you were drawn to this site it’s possibly for one of the following reasons: you’re interested in ballet; you like classical music, or you play the violin. Or because you, like myself, are struggling to negotiate this bumpy, tricky path called life, and maybe my musings on this journey will provide further illumination.
If you’re an adult beginner to ballet (or the violin, or really, any new endeavor in life), you might enjoy my post on “Beginner’s Remorse.” Anyone interested in ballet might enjoy this artist’s spotlight on the lovely, talented Yuan Yuan Tan of the San Francisco Ballet or the humorous (maybe now, but not when it happened) “Ballet Live: Biggest Onstage Gaffes” and/or “How I Almost Didn’t Go Back“.
Violinists and violin students might get a kick over the quaintly misguided assumptions I’d harbored as a new adult beginner in “First Violin Encounter“. Classical music enthusiasts might enjoy “The Curse of the Ninth” or “Saint Saens at 35,000 Feet.”
Be sure to check out my novels: Off Balance, Book 1 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles, and Outside the Limelight, Book 2, released on October 30, 2016, HERE and HERE respectively. And here’s a great review of the latter by Leigh Purtill for Dance Advantage.
Take a look around, enjoy, cross-pollinate. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can feature something performing arts related that you’d love to have more information on. Come visit me on my Classical Girl Facebook page, as well, and if you like my blog here, I’d love you to “like” me there, too! If you prefer Twitter, my handle is @classicalgrrl — give me a follow and I’ll follow you back!
Thanks again for stopping by.
The Classical Girl
Breaking news! Outside the Limelight has been named a Kirkus Indie Books of the Month Selection for January 2017! Woo hoo! Read their starred review HERE (and see the press release below).