I went to tap last night and COULD NIOT FIND MY TAP SHOES. If you have read many of my bog entries since September of this year, you will know that tap dancing has become a very important part of my life at the moment. So the loss of tap shoes was disastrous.
Looked everywhere, remembered the last time I had them. Looked there.... nothing. So on my way out, I grabbed the 12yo boy's shoes. Which were one size too small. They were not comfortable. Still, it worked.
Next week since there are only 3 of us left in class and one person will maybe not be there, we are goingt to join the ADVANCED beginners. I'm only kinda nervous. Not that there will be any mocking or staring. Just that I don't want to have no clue what is going on.
Choreography is not my thing.
Did I mention that when I was in musical theater as a teen I needed to stay behind the rest of the cast so I could have remedial polka lessons? And that in the end the director, a classically trained ballerina, gave up and told me to just skip around in a circle. My poor attempts at the polka had caused my partner bruised shins and kneecaps. Honestly. Who fails at the polka?
So as we move away from just learning basic steps and into choreography I am getting lost. I need a way to write things down. And include the names of the steps AND the rhythms. I have already forgotten 1 part of the little mini-routine we learned at the end. And the part that I do recall... I don't know the rhythm.
Cramp roll, step step, (something landing me on my right foot)
step, heel (turning out) step, heel (turning out) step, shuffle, ball change
Also she had us doing turning "maxi fords." Which I would love to practice at home, but I'm not too sure where. I need something like a bowling alley. Or a dance studio. (step, shuffle, something, toe... there is some kind of leap in there. And I don't know which foot comes down after the shuffle. And when I am turning around I can't stare at the teacher's feet.)
I don't have the vocabulary of dance. It is foreign to me. Still having fun. Still getting good exercise. Now I must go because apparently when I was asked to help cut out a pink Christmas tree from constructiojn paper I did it wrong. Or I did it too much. Or it is nap time.
Grateful Crap: the Y with my friend today.
did NOT stay up later than 11:30 last night even though Spouse went to bed early and I was sorely tempted.
took meds (150mg venlafaxine, 100mg lamotrigine, 450mg bupropion)
Quaker, teacher, parent,