I have to admit, I’m eager to be writing this post only because I have high hopes of spring being just around the corner. There are some flurries lingering in the forecast for tonight (why? can we not?), but cross your fingers for blue sky and sunshine from here on out.
March was a pretty busy month, but nothing compared to what’s lined up in the next few! This past weekend was actually my last totally free weekend until… wait for it… JULY. What? I know. Believe me- I took advantage of that free time and checked a ton of things off of my to-do list, all while saving some time for fun, too.
In March, I…
- Traveled to Boston, MA for work. Well, really we were in Foxboro but who’s counting? Kim and I worked the AAA Travel Marketplace Show at Gillette Stadium for 22 hours over the course of three days. Mix that with the eight hours it took us to drive there (thanks, blizzard), and my feet were done.
- Traveled to NYC with the dance studio. We took some of the ensemble girls into the city to take a few classes and see Matilda on Broadway. It was a whirlwind of a weekend, filled with plenty hikes across midtown from studio to studio. I was able to meet up with my friend Elise for lunch, which was wonderful. I hadn’t seen her in nearly four years, since we said goodbye the morning I left London!
- Wrapped up competition choreography. Piecing together these dances might have been one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced. It’s funny to be on the teacher’s side of the equation for a change- I totally understand the absurd amounts of frustration that occur when students are consistently missing class, and can’t remember choreography from week to week. I had hoped to have these dances done long ago, but better late than never? Sure, let’s go with that one.
In April, I will…
- Head to Raleigh, NC for a long weekend visit with Molly. For Easter weekend, I’m packing my bags and heading south for a few days! I cannot wait to be in some sunshine & warmth, and be able to spend some time with Molly. On top of whatever adventures she’s got planned, we’re also going to see Tycho & Alt-J at the Red Hat Ampitheatre on Friday night. If you know anything about me, you know I love a good outdoor concert.
- Kick off my third season with the Precious Metal Dance Team. Our first game of the season is on Sunday, April 12. Not only is this game our first in the new arena, but it also marks the 5th Annual Youth Dance Clinic. This year. we have over 125 young dancers & cheerleaders that will be joining us on-field for a halftime performance. It’s exciting to see the number grow more and more each year. We’re hoping for a smooth day filled with lots of fun!
- Attend our first competition of the season. Both studios I teach at will actually be competing at the same event, so I’ll be dressed in a nice neutral outfit. Even after all the battles in class, I’m still very proud of what my students have accomplished, and I can’t wait to see it all come together on stage!
And in case you missed it in March, I recorded a video with Lehigh Valley Dancers. Check it out below.
Cheers to April!