anyway, like i said, she asked me to be apart of it, and i was somewhat dumbfounded. me? dance? yeah, i work at a dance studio, and sure, i can teach the little 3-5 year old tots class. and that's about where my dance life ends these days. but i decided to be brave because i love Rox and i know she really wanted this dance to work. oh, did i mention she asked us to do this and got us all together about a week and a half before the recital?? yeah...plenty of time right? eek.
well, it went like this:
2 rehearsals (5 hours total)
one 3 minute-and-something-second dance
we were all a bit nervous. most of us hadn't danced since our high school years. a few have had kids, and yes, 2 were dancing 25+ weeks pregnant (!!!). we all found something black to wear so we looked somewhat put-together, and most of us danced in bare feet.
i pulled muscles and got some bruises, but that's ok. i really wasn't too stressed about it, and in the end i'm glad i did it. some of you may be reading this, thinking "i don't know why she's making it sound like such a big deal". but when i haven't really danced in 8 or 9 years and someone asks me to dance (with a bunch of other girls that were definitely on a different skill level than i, might i add) in front of a live audience in less than two weeks? yeah...little nerve wracking. but it all turned out and we had fun and now it's over. that's usually the best part, right?
and honestly? it was fun.
Jae was able to come see me dance (he's never seen me dance ever!) and my cute parents also came, bearing flowers for me! just like they used to do at all my recitals growing up. it was so funny! and i loved it. i'm sad i didn't get any pictures of any of the dancers or recital at all, but i did take a quick snap of my flowers from my parents.
|confession: this pic was taken a couple days after the recital, and the flowers were starting to droop. but i wanted to take a picture anyway.|
PS: happy weekend everyone.