We've been getting together about once a week to practice. The bays where the engines sit are HUGE... so I have a lot of space to work with. Its all concrete floors, so my steps aren't the most perfect or precise... but its helping me with more stamina (yea!) since each tune is typically long enough for 6 full steps. I also get to push myself to work on bigger things (like leaps) since I am comfortably laced into my tennis shoes.
|taking a breather between dances|
This whole arrangement is based on how often the Engine gets called out for things. Sometimes our practice sessions get pushed back a bit...depending on how busy the firefighters are. This past weekend, on Saturday, in mid-session my firefighter friend got a call. So I hung out in the kitchen and helped the guys make brunch/lunch.
Since I had nothing else on my calendar for the day, I even got to take a short ride in the truck! My inner 5-year old was totally freaking out, I mean, who doesn't want to ride in a fire truck?
|checking out the gear in the truck|