Monday, October 01, 2012

Guts, I Haz Them!


No, this isn't becoming the Belly Dance Fashions blog.  That, m'dears, is a picture of Yours Truly, mid-graduation dance.  Turns out the old girl has some nerve left in her yet!

Thanks to my oh-so-delightful anxiety, I was planning to just take beginners a third time.  However, on Sunday night, September 23rd, inspiration hit and I figured I'd better grab that sucker before it got away.  So before I went to bed that evening, I had a complete choreography.  Brent videoed me the next night, I tweaked a couple of spots, and rehearsed every spare second I had (and some I didn't) up until the performance on Wednesday night, the 26th.  Nothing like giving yourself 72 hours notice to get the old juices flowing, eh?

And I totally wasn't hiding out in the restroom at work practicing my dance in a 4' x 4' space.  Ahem.  Nope, not me.  Pardon me while I work on perfecting that "I'm totally innocent!" look...

So anyway, I made it into the intermediate class.  Hooray!!!


6 comments:

Michael Mock said...

Woohoo! Congratulations!

The Ninja said...

YAY!!

Someday I'll have energy and time to try belly dancing, right now the only belly dancing that happens in my life is when my 7 month old does his nightly jigs while standing on my jelly belly. *face palm*

Amanda said...

Thanks, guys! And Ninja, your day will come. Mine are 13 and 9, and this is the first truly time-consuming thing I've done for myself in ages, LOL

Lyn said...

You look fantastic! I'm sure that took a lot of guts too. Congratulations on overcoming a big fear!

Madison Woods said...

I love the belly dance fashions. It's something I've always wanted to learn!

InWeighOverMyHead said...

You look GREAT!!!!!