All the hard work and preparation paid off. The little dance performance was lovely and it was wonderful to be part of the process.
I have not found another experience that moves me to pure elation like stepping out on stage, whether it’s by myself or with a full ensemble of dancers. The thrill of performance is quite unique. It was fantastic to be able to feel it all again.
I realize in hindsight that I should have gotten some pictures of the costume and at least a clip of the dance but I was very much in my head and not thinking about anything but those quick moments of stage time. Hopefully, there will be a next time and then I will do a better job of documenting the experience.
Until that next time I will continue taking classes, possibly starting back on pointe just for fun, and will continue writing my little book. The funny thing about this little book is that it is starting out a little too little. I write and write and think ‘wow, I’ve really done a lot’ and then I see it’s only about 1000 words, if that. Oh dear. That’s ok though. It just means I must take more time to delve into the intricate details involved in preparing for performance.
A few more pictures from performance day on my Instagram feed.