Yes, I participated in 8 (2-minute, 1-minute?) heats at the Arthur Murray Dance Showcase yesterday. The whole day and night adventure was great fun. The risk to dance as a newcomer paid off in supreme enjoyment of the well-organized spectacle–watching dancers of all ages all day, browsing $4,500 dance dresses covered with beading, sequins, Swarovsky crystals, hanging out with the students and instructors of the Arthur Murray Santa Rosa studio, enjoying great food, classy dinner ambiance with the most wonderful centerpieces and favors–it was like being at a wedding reception. And then I have documentation (my thanks to Cara Recine for expertly using my camera) in video and still photos. I watched and edited them until two in the morning.
What a great week of living my artistic life, besides dancing for critique, I had the pleasure of: video editing on Wednesday, preparing for Dan Coshnear’s April writing workshop on Thursday, activating my new smart phone on Friday, making photographs and editing them on Sunday, planting roses and garlic on Monday. Blessings counted!