This year, being a pinnacle aging year, I decided to do something that I have never done before- Compete in a dance competition as a solo competitor.
I don’t know how people do it, those who compete with their own choreographies, remembering what you’ve choreographed, surviving on unfamiliar platforms, and all the grits that come with it. I very much prefer choreographing for other people to remember!
It’s an experience I will not soon forget, but I will also not soon repeat. At least, not as a solo dancer.
I wanted to back out so many times, and I’m so grateful to everyone who kept me going and gave me reasons to not throw in the towel. It helped that there were people who saw my name in the program and told me they were looking forward to it. They kinda left me with no choice! And I was also Competitor No.1! I can just imagine the myriad of questions I would have gotten if the emcee first words were, “competitor No.1 will not be performing”! 😂😅
Though there was no win, my heart was so full with the love and support received.
From my Dad and Boo Boo who bought tickets and sat through 20 over solos just to wait for mine, my best friend who came down from work just to be my backstage help and posse, as well as @jingyi_h and @shortiehands who were text-support all the way! 😘💜🙆🏽♀️
It was also really nice to get back in touch with my salsa roots. Though I quickly realised, through this process, how out of touch I am.
I’ll put up some video and photo footage once I’ve got all the purchasing sorted!
Much love for the beautiful flowers from Daddy, @ohmykiki_ and @ssereneseahh.
And it was great getting the. Chance to catch up with @mydancingfeet!
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