Well, sports fans, it’s spring break at the Madison Studio and my parents are in town this week (Hi, Mom & Dad! See you again in June!), so not much dancing going on here at DLDancers HQ. Nevertheless, because I am just that kind of hard-working bloggiste, I am bringing you some updates. With Dancing Stars of Central Georgia just under a month away, preparations are going forward even when rehearsals are not.
First, can I show you Jack’s and my Dancing Stars rehearsal video?
. . . Also starring my Lauren-Bacall-style laryngitis voice. Until I saw it, I’d forgotten that I was sick the day they recorded it. The show must go on!
On Wednesday we had a production meeting for Dancing Stars at the show venue, Macon’s City Auditorium. The City Auditorium is the same lovely neoclassical edifice that hosts the Cherry Blossom Gala each year. We dancers found out that if we sell it out, we’ll have an audience of about 700. Glory hounds that we are, we immediately set our sights on a sellout–if we can pull it off we’ll be the first Dancing Stars show to sell out the first year’s event. This is the part where you go visit Jack’s page on the site and buy your ticket. It’s okay, I’ll wait.
I took some pics at the City Auditorium during the production meeting:
The organizers are still working on getting the stage floor in dance-worthy condition but I’m sure it will be perfect on May 12. The more Daniel and I see of the stars and pros in action, the more we realize this is going to be an incredibly exciting show. Click through from Jack’s video and watch some of the other couples: Karla Redding-Andrews, Portia Lake, Mary Perdue, Steve Welsh, Jim Elliot, Elbert McQueen, Terrell Sandefur, Courtney Swift. Everyone is pulling out these dynamic, high-level, polished routines. I can’t wait to see them all on the stage!
I also did the only thing a dancer really can do on days off:
stretching & flexibility cardio strength training buying shoes. Got a new pair of pointe shoes, which are still waiting to be sewn (see 1:50) and my shoes for Dancing Stars which are these. They look amazing. Now I am just waiting for my dress to arrive. *taps nails*