I haven’t posted for a while, I am sorry, but I got distracted for a while. I had some changes this year. I hired a new instructor to dance with and we started in April 2012 to learn five routines in open gold level. To remind you my five latin dances are Chacha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. We focused first on the first three routines, then in July and August I got to learn the last two. I haven’t competed at that pointed since Holiday Classic in Vegas in December 2011. We agreed to compete for the first time in gold level, in Arizona. The competition called Galaxy and it’s held in September every year. Nine months without competing was so hard. I can’t explain this addiction and the thirst for the this thrill and excitement. I am hooked ladies and gentlemen. It was tough not to compete that long, I felt depressed and sad occasionally. Dancing feeds my soul and helps me be the person I am today. I’m scared to say this , but dancing is MY LIFE.
Galaxy competition was great, I placed 2nd though I did not realize the amount of energy and stamina needed to dance open. I had some difficulties.My left toe cramped on me. I was praying that I could release that toe and stop the pain before I do the scholarship, which is the finals. Thank God, I made it through the dance, my left foot was hurting but I ignored it and kept dancing. Another chocker was that I didn’t realize that bumping into another couple on the floor is a possibility because there is a lot of change of directions and solo pieces.So that is exactly what happened and I stood on the floor not knowing what to do , since someone was blocking my solo. My instructor managed to continue the routine and put me back on track. My biggest embarrassment in this competition , was when I started counting loud while dancing. luckily it was a small piece. I was chocked at myself because this is something I NEVER do. The dress I wore was a rental one. It was beautiful, yellow color and had some feathers. The top is supposed to be hooked to the skirt and of course while dancing that hook went loose and I felt the top moving and revealing my stomach area. Something I don’t mind if I had the perfect body. Those were the aqua-rd moments that I remember in Galaxy. Yet I got 2nd place, so I must have done something right.
I have to say goodnight, will tell you more next time for my upcoming competition.