I have a bad habit of looking at things that I did badly in class.
And Saturday was a mess.
Saute basque turns were horrible. My brain just completely shut down on a doable petite allegro combination.
Don’t get me started on my pirouettes.
But even with all of that … I had fun.
Sure, I want to get better. It would be nice to wow my teachers and my much younger classmates.
But keeping things in perspective … I’m not looking to dance professionally.
That ship sailed without me years ago.
I’m way to old … and have a ful-ltime job … to even think about being a member of the pre-pro company, which consists mainly of kids 13-18, with the exception of a couple of 20-somethings.
I still get cool parts in company productions.
So why beat myself up?
I’m in it for the fun.
There is nothing like dancing full out in a combination, even if it isn’t fundamentally correct.
I’m an adult recreational dancer. I’m 48 years old.
Yes, I want to look good when I’m performing on stage.
But when I’m in class, I’m there for the fun.
And I need to remember that.