Last Wednesday, I started my first ballet class with Emma. I decided to take the class because I was advised to by a couple of the teachers at Pineapple Dance studios. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would - it involves a lot more thought than the dancing that I'm used to. I did find some of the movements a little difficult and my muscles hurt too afterwards.
Thursday was week two of dance rehearsals for my show. I only had 8 but 3 of them were boys which is good because I was worried in case I wasn't going to get any boys at all. I finished teaching them the Thriller section of the Michael Jackson mix and I must say, they did really well considering it is quite a complex dance. This Thursday I hope to move onto Billie Jean!
As I want more people to be involved in my show, I performed a demonstration at the first year assembly at school. The headteacher told them all about it and I performed 'Pop' - a dance I choreographed almost a year ago now. I had a few come up to me and ask about it so hopefully I'll have a few more this Thursday.
On Sunday, there was a Dumfries and Galloway Dance and Movement Practitioners Network meeting. There was a ballroom dancing workshop afterwards with David and Lynn Walker which I was very excited about! My Granny and Grampa used to do ballroom dancing when they were younger so it is something I have always wanted to do since I was young but I've never had the opportunity. David and Lynn showed us several types of ballroom dances - it was really beautiful to watch. We then had a go at it ourselves and it isn't as easy as it looks! I enjoyed it and it's a shame that David and Lynn don't do classes down here as it is something I'd like to continue with.
Dancing in the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.