Dear Dance Diary

Posted April 28th, 2010 by layla

Dear Diary,

I watched Mirko & Edita perform on Saturday night at the 2010 MIT Open, and I was almost in tears more than once. Their dancing was absolutely amazing. I liked their Viennese Waltz the best – and it turns out I was in the smallest minority! Most of the crowd liked their Tango the best, so they did an encore! I am very happy that I had the opportunity to watch them perform in person, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. :)

Monday I felt that I made a lot of progress on my barre work in Ballet. I also had a lot of fun working on leaps, even though my attitude leaps still look… sooo wrong! :)

Tonight I had a very wonderful lesson with Erik. I made a lot of mistakes, but I also feel like I began to realize a lot of things on a deeper level and be aware of some things I never was before. And I felt that there were some things that I did really well, too. I felt that I was really starting to follow him again for the first time in a couple of weeks, and the lesson really put a big smile on my face. He gave me a lot of constructive criticism, but none of it hurt, because I felt like I was really engaged and feeling and enjoying what we were doing, and that I could really make progress on the mistakes and be proud of the successes.

I hope that he felt the same way.

I’m excited for tomorrow: tap, yoga, more ballet, and another lesson with Erik!

xoxo,
Layla

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