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My mother very charitably tells me I “didn’t like” first-grade ballet lessons. Quite the contrary—almost 30 years later, I can still remember the most important part of my end-of-year recital role: a bright-aqua satin bodice and classic short tutu. (I believe the tights were pink.) If only I’d had longer legs, a modicum of coordination, or perhaps a smidgen of discipline, I might have gotten my toe shoes. Then I could have graduated to those sexy surplice wraps and, perhaps someday, to the work of Christian Lacroix (for Leonide Massine), Norma Kamali (Twyla Tharp), Isaac Mizrahi (Mark Morris), or Halston (Martha Graham). As it is, I’ll have to make do with watching the costumes in action on videotape and hearing the Washington Times’ Ann Geracimos talk about their design at 7 p.m. at the Washington Ballet’s England Studio, 3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $12. (202) 362-3606. (Caroline Schweiter)