Thursday, April 26, 2012

Faking the Swing

I'm sitting here getting anxious about doing nothing. Don't get me wrong, i'm enjoying some lazy time for myself, but i'm at the point where i'm ready for a consistant schedule again. I have been trying to take at least two or three ballet classes a week, but this week it will only be two. I'm kind of bummed about it because i don't want to get too far out of shape. It's so hard to get to your peak and it goes away faster than it does to reach it. I'm going to stretch and do some conditioning today before heading out to teach. Teaching does help to keep me moving, but still isnt the same as taking a class. Anyway, i will survive. This is just my little rant. On a random note: I was asked to choreograph a swing and salsa dance for a fundraiser in May. I agreed to it knowing nothing about either. I found myself watching a lot of youtube videos and dancing with the stars re-runs. I think i've done a pretty good job at faking it. I'm having two company friends dance the swing and im doing the salsa. Rehearsal has been fun so far. We've only had two, but i'm almost done with the swing piece and i'm about 1 min into the 3min salsa. He's paying us to
perform so i'm excited to make a little extra money. Should be fun! :) Well i should get back to doing nothing, followed by stretching. Have a good one! ~Sara~

Monday, April 16, 2012

Good Morning!

I've got my morning cup of coffee and the window cracked. Today is going to be in the upper 80s- not bad for early spring. The warm weather changes something in me chemically. Things feel lighter, breezy, and slightly more carefree. Im a Leo baby to the core and this weather makes me shine. :)

Looking back about two weeks - our shows, which i apologize for not updating right away after, went great. I think it was one of our best actually. The audience responded with such positive energy and i know we all picked up on it while on stage. My piece went great as well. It was amazing to look up at the stage and see something from inside my head come alive. It's like a waking dream. I'm very proud of the dancers and of our company. We've come so far and i know only BIG things lie ahead. (starting off with two billboards for our company going up soon...yayaya~! )

We have a little lay off here until we pick up again early in May for some fundraisers/galas. This is the fun part of the season for me. We all can look back and see how far the company has come in a year. End of the year meetings were before our last show with our director. She told us about our progress/what we will be doing next year. My meeting went well and i'm invited to stay with the company. Another year of dancing to look forward to as long as my body keeps up!

I have my internal struggles, but i can honestly say at the end of the day that i am happy. I hope you all are as well. We have so many things around us to be thankful for. Don't forget to take a step back and see the little things.

My best to you all -