Ottawa, Learning, and Beyond

Hi everyone! My brain is kind of all over the place today, so this is going to be a compilation in three parts.

1. The next couple weeks are going to get interesting, as this weekend we’re going to Ottawa to perform, and then the following weekend NJ for a competition–both of these in West Coast Swing, by the by. Stay tuned for many many observations, musings, and news as I discover the world of competitive WCS.

2. I’ve been thinking a lot about the process of learning choreography. There’s a moment, in the post-step-learning, pre-performance-ready phase of practice, when things click and I begin to see a piece as more than just a collection of steps and as an entity with a shape and a topography. It happens all the time when I teach choreography. There’s always one day when we are drilling the piece and I can just tell that it’s coming together. Inevitably I get very excited, wave my arms, and exclaim things like “YES.” This happened yesterday with the routine my WCS partner Steve and I are working on, and I don’t think he was quite prepared for the enthusiasm. Heh.

3. Not as riveting, but I’m thinking of shifting the post schedule to Tuesday-Friday. Hope to see you around!

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