Well, dear readers, I’ve been thinking about it for almost a week and I’ve come to the conclusion that a recital is not as exciting to recap as a competition or the Dancing Stars show. Maybe because nobody wins anything? You show up with all your stuff, you warm up and get dressed, you dance, you change outfits, you dance some more, there’s a huge curtain call at the end, and then the little kids head home and go to bed, the high school girls repair to LaBerry, and the over-30s indulge in one of the perks of age and have a much-deserved adult beverage. Hey, maybe it’s more correct to say that EVERYBODY wins. The recital was an excellent show–lots of good dancing and everyone on both sides of the stage had a good time. I got through my part in La Fille Mal Gardée without disaster and even managed 99% of the pointe work. Our modern number went extremely well although I’m not entirely sure the audience knew what to make of it. All the graduating seniors danced splendidly in their solos. Daniel and his substitute partner Kathryn killed it with their disco routine, and he and I danced pretty well in our rumba. I’ll never know why I got a giant charley horse in my calf during the rumba but I survived it without breaking stride. The show must go on, etc. All in all, success!
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Daniel & Kathryn’s “Disco Inferno” as seen from the wings:
Video from my dances still needs to be cut & uploaded. More soon!