Okay, so tonight I cut myself during the ballet combination in the opening. This, my friends, is a difficult thing to do and I would not recommend you try this at home. It is generally not funny to cut oneself, but in this particular case it kind of is. This is because it is ironic--let me explain.
See, I was doing something called a sautebasque (soda-bosk) which is basically a turn in the air landing in coupe. Coupe is the step that these lovely little baby ballerina's are demonstrating:
As you can imagine, landing in coupe while wearing 3 inch heels is not always the most delightful thing--especially if that heel digs into your unsuspecting skin, leaving you to look like this:
But the ironic thing in this situation is that the french word coupe, when translated into english, literally means to cut.
So tonight I not only was able to demonstrate the coupe step, I was also able to accomplish it literally.