Tonight is the big night that I'm supposed to show my new solo to my dance instructor. Before we perform them, she always likes to see them first. And I'm telling you, this is more difficult than dancing in front of hundreds of strangers! When you really care about the person's opinion, this is the most nerve wracking type of performance.
I've done this twice only before, so doing a solo is still pretty new to me. I like to think I've improved. I'm more cognizant of making my arms stronger, of smiling, of traveling a bit more, and generally looking less like I'm about to be shot and more like I know what I'm doing and having a great time doing it. But I still have a long way to go. :)
The choreography feels very natural to me this time. The last solo I did I created at the last minute because I was pregnant with Anne and unsure of whether I wanted to put myself on the spot with also doing a solo. And it was a cute dance, but for some reason I had a difficult time remembering it. Something just didn't "click" with it. Perhaps it was pregnancy brain. But at any rate, this one is seamless. I just hope I don't look stupid doing it.
In happy news, our costume designer is apparently sewing his little hands off and is aiming to ship my new costume in time for it to arrive pre-hafla. I'm super excited.