My personal practices took a bit of a secondary position last week due to my eldest daughter’s 5th birthday. If you’ve ever had kids or known someone who has kids, then you’ll know what a major adventure this is, especially for the kid!
She wanted a superhero themed birthday party as she has been watching the original Wonder Woman and Batman tv series on occasion. So theme party invites, entertainer dressed as Wonder Woman and themed cake were a must!
The cake was definitely the highlight of the party from the parents point of view, while the kids were stoked that Wonder Woman was there to paint their faces, play games and make them balloon animals.
But what does this have to do with dance?
Focus. We can really only truly focus properly on one thing at a time. For me, this last week was a rest week. After running 3 weeks of 3 or 4 hour Saturday workshops and with classes starting back next week; a week away from the rush of movement was nice (and was replaced by the rush of getting ready for the birthday and starting school instead).
Mind you, that doesn’t mean that all practice was stopped. Just the big session. I still immersed myself in my music, did micro drill practices and mentally reviewed my choreographies.
Check back in next week when we’ll delve more into those topics!