Editor’s note: Staff writer Colleen Volz was a participant in Thursday’s ballet master class with the artistic director from Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company. The company will be performing at Memorial Hall this Friday night. Check out Ali Rockett’s preview of the performance in Friday’s Daily Tar Heel.
You could say that I was once a classic “bun head.”
In high school, I would spend up to 10 hours a week in my local dance studio learning to pirouette, to leap and to bend in unnatural ways.
When I came to UNC and decided to focus all of my dance energy on a modern company, I finally retired my pointe shoes.
And after taking part in the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company’s master class Thursday afternoon, I soon realized my ballet days are long gone.