And still getting immense joy from the thoughts, feelings and ideas that you share. You are not only my Village neighbors, but my ballroom friends, so here’s a dancefloor full of wishes for you ….
To quickly catch you up, last competition was the Constitution State Challenge back in October … and it was around this time in past years that we’d start preparing for my dance checkout. But last year I officially qualified for and closed out the final level of our studio’s Silver syllabus.
It’s really strange not having any more dance checkouts to prepare for. I do feel very much at loose ends simply because up until now, this time of year was dedicated to getting ready for my checkout. Truth be told, it’s hard to wrap my head around the idea that I’ve actually achieved one of my major dance goals, and can consider myself truly back up to Gold Level.
But you know the old saying about one journey ending and another one beginning … because now we start on reviewing, assessing and re-structuring all of our smooth and rhythm routines with strong focus not only on technique, but performance and “stage presence”.
With that in mind, we’re going to kick this new goal off next week with a coaching session with Madame, in order to get some actual choreography going with my ChaCha.
In the meantime, The Icon and I are having a serious back and forth about doing a joint Showcase on January 11th … he wants to, I don’t. Can’t tell you why I don’t, other than just not in the mood ?
And last but not least, there are two competitions coming up — Golden Star in January and the New York Dance Festival in February. I would love to do both but finances dictate a choice must be made so I think I’m leaning more towards NYDF in February. So last decision to be made will be should I go for Smooth or Rhythm.
And in closing out this session, let me leave you with:
(to be continued) ….