At some point, the studio manager appeared around the corner, caught Gelsey’s attention, and tapped his watch. So much to do and so little time. She apologized and apologized for moving the class along so slowly but we just wanted her to keep going. We were hearing the ballet message in a new and different way. Arms low, body high – over and over again. The battement energy travels in an arc, not a line. And above all, more, more, more, keep going, more. That was the way it was day after day.