This weekend was recital madness. Dress rehearsal Friday, and four shows between Saturday and Sunday. I love, love, finally getting to showcase my hard work for the year on stage, but it can get stressful. And sleepless... I think I just finally caught up on my sleep.
Both of Saturday's shows went well. I was only in four numbers in each one, just my competition dances and the opening. Sunday's shows were crazy! I had seven numbers in the day show, and eight in the night show. I pretty much lived in the backstage room between the opening and intermission between all the quick changes... there was no time to run back to the dressing rooms!
Sunday night I only had ONE SONG to change from my hip hop costumes to my lyrical one. It was soooo scary, I thought I wasn't going to make it. I literally changed behind the curtain. And one of my friends helped me, so it was okay. But still. Scary.
The Michael Jackson medley we did for the opening number was SICK. It's possibly my favorite dance ever, and I was so lucky to get to be a part of it. It was five minutes long and had parts of Billy Jean, Bad, Black or White, The Way You Make Me Feel, P.Y.T, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, and Beat It. The senior and junior comp classes did it, and learned it in three classes. It came out AMAZING. I'm getting the video, so when it comes in, I'll try to post.
There's nothing I love more than being on that stage. And it's something I tend to forget until i'm back up there, ya know? Suddenly, it's like I get this shot of adrenaline that makes everything better. My kicks are higher, my leaps are stronger. And this insta-smile just kind of forms on my face without even trying. I love it.
With dance recital being over, that means summer has officially started! I just know it's going to fly by.
Hopefully this past weekend will give me inspiration to continue on more with Dancing Through Life's rewrite. :)