First, the gripes - because really, lets get the complaining out of the way and focus on the good stuff - my first gripe? At class on Thursday, I started class with a twinge of pain in my left quad. I brushed it off as not being warmed up/stretched enough, but after an hour of class... I was really uncomfortable. By the end of class? I could barely walk. What I thought was just a small muscle pull turned out to be the biggest, most long-lasting, most incredibly painful CRAMPS of my life. Holy cow... I didn't realize I could get a cramp in my quad. But I did. And it hurt. A lot. So that, combined with a fire drill at work on Friday and going down 43 flights of stairs... my leg felt like I had run a marathon. Sunday morning... it was still pretty painful. So that meant I didn't dance 100% like I wanted.
Second gripe? The front half of the stage we were on was wrinkly and unstable. Everytime someone put the slightest of weight on it, the stage bounced and clanged. Awesome when you're trying to be as light on your feet as possible.
Third gripe? Its a common one... the musician. Sigh. While he was not terrible (we've had terrible musicians before) being a fiddle player meant he wasn't really giving downbeats. Awfully hard to start dancing/counting when you have no idea where 5-6-7-8 are. This was an issue the whole day, softshoe and hardshoe. Because of this... it meant that my timing in my hardshoes was forced or rushed since I kept anticipating where the beat was.
All good stuff to work on... right?
The good parts!! First off, I have been working really, really hard to get all my dances moved to Prizewinner. This feis was no exception! I moved my Reels up, which is awesome... since I always feel that Reels are the hardest to place in.
|I see what I need to work on!|
Despite having issues with hard shoe... I felt good with my steps - movement, turnout, cross, etc. Next feis... its on!
|1st and 3rd! We rock!!|
|Mary - soon to be TC? :)|
|love you guys!|