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ballet austin fete party

So Ballet Austin throws this big fancy party every year, and I thought I was going to miss this year's, since the tickets were 125 and I am trying to save money. But then I got invited by Ed, a company dancer, to go as his guest. Yay!

It was so fabulous. It was at the W hotel, and there were free food and an open bar. I got pretty drunk on Grey Goose pear vodka. There was a french jazz singer, and a milkshake bar!

Then the DJ put on music and I danced with the company members who crack me up. People were being so funny and silly. At one point, a dancer picked up a foam board, and started to do interpretive dancing, like being a bullfighter, etc, and people were cracking up, until a man in a black suit, yanked the board out of the dancer and put it back next to the artpiece it belonged to.

It was so nice to just dance like crazy, and to be surrounded by people who dance like crazy with you. But also to randomly see amazing dance moves, because after all, these are the best dancers in Austin. At one point, the music had a tango beat, and I started to fake tango dance, and another company dancer who doesn't do ballroom starts to fake tango with me, and another dancer, and then I had two delicious yummy dancers fighting for me, and there was this really low dip, which I just went for, and trusted that he wouldn't drop me, even though I weigh a lot more than a 90 lb ballerina. He didn't drop me. And the trust was actually really delicious and awesome. It was the best moment of the night.

I love dancing so much!

If I love dancing so much, why don't I do it more often? I don't know! I've definitely given myself a little break because I injured my knee from two weeks of back to back dance camp (never again!) and so I've been taking glucasomine, MSM and chondritin to help it heal. Most of the pain is gone now. And I think it's time to go back to class.



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Sep. 26th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
It's awesome to do something you love with others who love it too. And it's so inspiring sometimes, to be with people who are really skilled.

At windsurfing-training 2 weeks ago, we decided to stage an improvised regatta, since the wind was just right for it. And at seeing this, there was this guy who wasn't sailing, but sitting at the beach who announced that missing a regatta ain't cool, so he'd participate too.

We raced twice. First time, I was real satisfied with myself for getting a good start, and actually rounding the first buoy as number 1. Satisfied, that is, up until the next guy shouts to me: "You're aware you just rounded the wrong buoy, right?" *facepalm* I corrected the mistake and ended up 9th.

Second race, we all fought hard, and I did well, but this new guy was obviously superior, he'd just fly, and his turns would be crazy one-handed jibs that I couldn't even dream of executing without washing out. He won easily, I finished second or third. (it was so close nobody could say for sure between me and one of the girls)

After the training ended, we where packing up the gear and chatting. I jested that the new guy was cheating - he obviously didn't belong in the intermediary group. "You could say that", said Jørgen, our coach. "He won the national last month."

Somehow finishing second is A-ok with me, when the guy finishing first is the national champion.

As for what this has to do with dancing ?

Nothing, except it's something I love. And I'm also no 90lb ballerina, but sometimes the wind is good to me, and I can make a low dip too. It's awesome when you're hanging under the sail, leant so far backwards that you can bend your head back and dip the hair into a wave. (8 out of 10 times that ends with a splash, but the last 2 are worth it !)
Sep. 29th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
I want to see pictures!

It sounds amazing!

I love water too, and the feel of the wind on my face.
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