1/13: practicing solo moves for the 1/21 student showcase. It looked terrible in pajamas. Nothing feels quite right yet, but getting there as I slow it down significantly.
1/14: after hot gluing myself to silk flowers (making the girls some hair flowers for their debut)...it was time to work on that 30 second solo.
Focused more on my center, fewer moves and slowing the dancing down (again). Finally got that barrel turn rotated, locked and loaded. 30 minutes became 40.
Need to remember to get floor cleaner and mood lighting for tomorrow's studio redux.
1/15: L2 class (new room/restyled with a giant lantern lamp I got at Ikea - for a dim club lighting experience). We drilled floreos, spins, and worked on checking in with our center of gravity, and broke down taxeem again. Making sure I stick to my focus! Everyone loved their 'hafla starter kit' of eyelashes and hair flowers.
At this point, I am halfway through BD 30/30: it's exhausting to not have a day off. And I'm 49% crabby and 51% encouraged. With the 5 performances in the next 2 weeks, however, it's put to good use. I'm not necessarily practicing 'for' the haflas with all the songs - I'm just rebuilding steps with mindful nuances.
Back to it.
1/16: supplemental Rogue practice for The Glint (in my living room with the puppy crawling on people during their floorwork)
1/17: Rogue troupe practice/henna party!
1/18: L1 class, quick filming of a class demo for website, and The Glint performance!
1/19: Amaranth troupe practice, prepping for 2 haflas. I was tired since there are always non dance things that need to be done between dancing. I truly woke up maybe an hour after we were done.
10 more days and 4 performances to go this month! My sister took a few pictures at The Glint - I am smiling and looking 'centered'.