Each week I continue this dance project, attempting my luck at new dance styles and working to perfect various dances that I find particularly intriguing and enjoyable. After learning the basics of one dance after the other, I sit and reflect for a moment at the sad thought that after all this invested time, I won’t ever have a chance to actually use these dances.
While pondering this thought I was suddenly approached for an opportunity. I resisted the idea at first, laughing it off, but then I was approached again and being recruited by another member of Dance Center, finally I have decided to take the dance project one step further.
Over the next few weeks I will be taking multiple Flamenco classes in an effort to learn a choreographed routine. It doesn’t stop there however; this routine will then be performed with others, in a Flamenco formation presentation at the anniversary party for Dance Center Studio.
No longer am I taking these classes, hoping to learn the basics but having no worries if I am unable to remember the steps. Now I must focus and learn the routine and the proper form. In a matter of weeks I will no longer be one hidden in the back of a room learning, I will be one in front of others, performing the completed dance routine.
Am I excited, yes! Am I nervous, absolutely! I figure that if growing up I always watched my friends step onto a stage to perform at one dance recital after the other, then why can’t I on a smaller scale?
So here’s to learning a formal Flamenco dance routine and the hopes that with any luck, performing it in front of people won’t be as nerve racking as I imagine.