We had to go over to the Alzheimer’s Association office this afternoon to return some stuff. Once we finished walking right into the middle of a committee meeting because someone (DANIEL J. BOUDREAULT) did not heed the “Please use front door” sign, we had a nice chat with the staff. Karen K. asked “Are you still reeling from the event or have you recovered?” I told her we’d had to jump right in to rehearsing for the Madison Studio annual recital, which will be Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. at Porter Auditorium on the Wesleyan College campus (details here). Our Stars were supposed to dance with us in the recital but both of them are out of commission–Jack is off being a movie star and Ashley tore 3 ligaments in her ankle playing tennis! We had to scratch Jack’s and my number but Ashley has provided us with a stand-in, her friend Kathryn, who is a former dancer and a very quick study. She and Daniel practiced for the first time today and she learned almost the whole routine in under an hour. Not bad, huh? Plus Daniel and I have been freshening up the rumba routine we’ll be performing and adding a couple of new tricks. We are dancing to Enrique Iglesias’s “Ring My Bells.” Woo! I think it’s gonna be HOT.
Sunday is the last studio recital before rehearsal and is also group photo day for each recital number. We’ll have time for 1-2 run-throughs in costume for each routine, then into the small studio where Mr. Haley will be taking pictures. I have to go over there with 3 outfits including the one I’m taking for Kathryn to try, plus I’m picking up a dress I’m borrowing from a fellow dancer once I get there. Multiply that times all the dancers in the studio and it could become a major troop movement but I know Ms. Madison will make it work. Then we have dress rehearsal on the 30th and the recital on the 31st. Exciting!
If you couldn’t make it to Dancing Stars, you can attend the recital and see us in action. Tickets are $10 in advance (let us know if you want ’em) or $12 at the door on the day of the show. It would be great to have a cheering section on hand.
Hey, it’s time to get ready and go dancing! What am I doing sitting here?