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A bit heartbroken over dance

The dance studio just announced the performance date for this year and it falls on the same day as my brother’s wedding. Obviously, I wouldn’t miss my brother’s wedding for anything, but I’m pretty heartbroken about not being able to perform this year. I’m especially upset about the trio I was doing with lorelai and D. It was a lot of fun and now we won’t get to perform it. /sigh

This also means I am no longer taking any dance class because all the classes I was in are doing choreography right now. I am trying to think about what to do instead. There is a Saturday morning class I can switch to but it’s at 7:30am. /groan I’ll give it a try but I am so not a morning person. I was thinking of maybe finding a Zumba class too. I’ve been wanting to check that out for a while now.

I guess it also means I can actually make my WoW Rated Battleground team games on Tuesdays for a change. While that is actually appealing, somehow replacing dance with sitting around in front of a computer doesn’t seem like a good trade-off. =D

In happier news, I got Lightroom from a friend at Adobe and it is amazing. I haven’t even begin to scratch the surface of what it can do and I am a happy happy kitty. Between LR and my fixed computer (finally!) with functioning card reader built in, I’m hoping the turnaround on photos will now be something less than 3+ months. ^^;

West Coast Swing

I’m going to take a page from sarcasm_hime and start posting dance videos I love. Marcus and I take West Coast Swing lessons (we’re total noobs) and I’ve been surfing youtube watching the professionals.

This West Coast Swing improv is just so cute, I have to share.

Swing competitions do this thing called the Jack & Jill where they randomly pick a guy and a girl and throw a random song at them, and they have to get up there and compete. It’s bananas what they can do on the fly. If I am ever a tenth as good as they are, I would be in heaven.

Photos from 2010’s Dance Performance

I should be working. Instead I am going to crawl into bed with my book. I am currently reading an unabridged translation of Three Kingdoms in an attempt to actually have a clue about the characters that extends beyond the Dynasty Warriors video game. =D It’s an amazing book and I’m loving it. I just finished the chapter about Diao Chan who’s a total minx and I think she’s awesome.

2010 Dance Videos

I am so behind on catching up with people and posting on LJ! Going to try to be better about it if I survive my next few work deadlines.

We just got our performance video from the 2010 Showcase. I have to say that I was far less enthused about this last year’s dances (except for the snake dance) so I’ll post the videos but I’m kind of enh on them. ^^;

Snake Dance Practice Video

Actually the official name is Green Snake and White Snake and it’s based on the Legend of the White Snake which is one of my favorite Chinese stories. I’ve learned a couple White Snake bits for Chinese Opera but this is my first time getting to be Green Snake. I have wanted to be Green Snake since I was a little girl. Dream come true! LOL