The Icon doesn’t believe in letting any dust gather under our feet and wastes no time in moving on to our next challenge. Two of my mainstay “winter” competitions are the New York Dance Festival (NYDF) in February, and the TriState Challenge in March.
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m trying a new strategy: rather than do a minimum number of heats in both Rhythm and Smooth at whatever comp, I’d try alternating styles from competition to competition. This way I’d be able to fully focus on the one style, do two or three rounds of single dances and add in either a Championship or Scholarship.
This would also be less expensive on a per comp basis (i.e., saving on hotel by not having to stay over, hair and make-up for only one day, ballroom fees, food, etc.) and possibly allow me to compete more frequently. Sounds good in theory, but not so sure how it’s going to pan out in actuality !
Now, with that in mind, seeing as The City’s Challenge was rhythm, we’ll be doing smooth for NYDF. But I’m also aware of the projected switch-over to rhythm for (possibly) TriState in March, so I would like to keep a review of my rhythm going as well. (Sometimes I wonder if I’m really a masochist at heart …. )
The crazy thing is that it’s only been something like 8 weeks since I competed in Smooth, and yet it feels like forever ago. Plus, I’ve decided to resurrect my Peabody and will be competing in it for the first time in close to 10 years (what was I just saying about a masochistic streak?!) …
One thing I CAN say for sure is that I’m really looking forward to getting to the studio Wednesday morning … who says Stage 2 can’t be fun ?!?! (yep, definitely a closet masochist) ….