I don’t know why I can’t seem to get any posts up on here lately. It has been crazy. I’m transitioning into a new job and it has taken a HUGE amount of my time. I still have to keep up with my other work and I agreed to make a couple dance dresses for different ladies. Be prepared for a rather boring update on my dance life … 🙂
Tonight after my lesson (we were working on my next showcase — and it’s pretty awesome!) Teach and I briefly discussed the next step. Basically, what will be the next competition. He kind of has it narrowed down to two and I know which one he wants to do — especially because he says he thinks it will be more interesting for me. Since I haven’t competed in silver at USDC comps yet, he is very reluctant to do that at nationals. But, I also want to do something more than the basic routines you’re forced into by the rulebook. The higher bronze program in our franchise studio syllabus looks more like silver at those bigger comps. So, he’s pushing for me to try the franchise national comp in Orlando … I don’t know, we’ll see. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the showcase preparation. I also will have coaching with Valentina again next week. Teach was debating what we should show her … I honestly have no opinion this time — very strange for me. 🙂
We have a new teacher in the studio. He just came over from Ukraine. I have danced with him at our public dance, but don’t know when or if I’ll get a lesson with him. His height is much better suited for me — like my main Teach — than Teach 2 (who is really too tall for me). There will also be another couple coming from Ukraine to join the teaching staff in a week or two. So, that means there are potentially SIX Ukrainian male teachers for me take lessons from … wowser! I don’t know how I’ll keep them all straight for you unless I just give them numbers. As it is now, I have my main TEACH (who I take at least two lessons a week from and do all my competing and showcasing with), Teach 2 (my secondary personal instructor) and Teach 3 (whom I learn from on a regular basis — sometimes with a lesson, but in a private group class every week). And there are THREE more of them … the studio owner, the new guy — number 5 (who looks like he’s all of 14 years old — although I’ve been told he’s upper 20s), and the guy coming in any day — number 6. If anyone is looking for a studio to come join and get amazing instruction, you can come join mine!!! We also will have three female teachers (two Ukrainian) to learn from as well when the couple gets here.
Basically, things are going fine. I’m still learning a lot, but I feel very distracted right now because of the whole job thing. It takes a whole lot of my mental and physical energy and dancing has kinda taken second place — what the HECK, I can’t believe I just typed those words. Dance has not taken a secondary place in a long time. 🙂 But, my new job is a really cool one and I still can’t believe it’s mine.
I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s blog posts out there — did you all see the petition for bringing DanceSport to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo? Wouldn’t that be something? It was just exciting to see American Smooth making a debut at Blackpool this year (I was not there in person, but Teach was. He is friends with one of those amazing couples who presented the American style.)
Haven’t I rambled enough? I guess so. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could all meet up one day at a comp together or something? We could have some good laughs and such. OK, good night, dancing friends.