1/7: floreos, breaking down sahra turn, reverse turn, minding dance angles (dog crate as my audience)
1/8: L2 Class, my biggest class with three levels of students combined, splitting arms dramatically during slow turn (we all hit the same exact speed!)
1/9: worked out my 30 seconds of solo for a student performance at Grace's Belly Dance Tuesday 1/21. I was really tired, and yet I went over 30 minutes.
1/10: Rogue troupe practice, prepping for 2 haflas.
1/11: L1 class/student showcase rehearsal. They hated my solo because it was 'not fancy enough' - so I'll change it up. To amuse them, I showed them my training efforts for the zipper. I was able to get down and back up! Still won't be doing that in public anytime soon.
(I saw our practice on video. it was indeed blah for me blow through my part so plainly...I have been overly focused on the students and their comfort levels...I best *look* like a teacher.)
1/12: Amaranth troupe practice (2 hours), going through 2 songs for 2 upcoming haflas.
After that - a choreo workshop with Sabah (3 hours). For the workshop (hosted at Mahira's), it was a nervous challenge to learn choreo in another style, and then change it to my own. Also tougher to isolate my left hip movements and do a different 3/4 shimmy. It's a good weird.
Pretty sore after 5 hours of dancing, and thinking about 5 separate performances to occur this month. But I still marked music and worked out some Amaranth/Rogue plans. Lots of scheming and plotting! Can't have it any other way.