Student Night

That was awesome! Our belly dance class danced our last (for a while, anyhow) student night tonight. We all danced our hardest and our best. My favorite part was the after-show impromptu dancing: No script, no rules. Hilary slung a borrowed coin belt on Els’s daughter, and she shimmied with the rest of us. I’m so glad the Sunset Grill could host us for this one.

I remember poking my nose into the very same venue some fourteen years ago, having come to dance class for about six weeks. I was astonished at the beauty and poise of the dancers, and when our teacher beckoned me to go up on the dance floor with all the other dancers, I was terrified. All those people! Looking at me!

Tonight was different. Apart from a few jitters, I was fine. My fellow classmates probably noticed the hiccups while I was dancing, but I think, overall, my solo went well. And with the group pieces, well, I’m always going to be a little confused. But on stage that small, who can tell?

It was just wonderful!

4 Comments to “Student Night”

  1. By Deb, December 7, 2009 @ 12:49 am

    That sounds just fantastic.

  2. By rachel, December 7, 2009 @ 6:51 am

    Did you get any good pictures? Most of mine look like they were taken by a six-year-old.

    It was great fun, but hoo boy, I am reminded WHY six-year-olds have a specific bedtime…

  3. By Liz, December 7, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    I got a couple pretty good ones. Low light + fast dancers = a lot of blur.

    Check them out:

  4. By elswhere, December 7, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

    You guys were great! And MG had the time of her life. (RW and I had a pretty good time, too.)

    And Rachel, some of those six-year-old quality photos might have been taken by me, alas. I grabbed the camera when I could.

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