“You can almost hear time slipping away.”
So I have speeches that I give to my students once in a while when inspired by comments or something else that starts me ranting. Here is one of my speeches inspired by the lyrics I just put at the top of the blog when just randomly trying to think of the words to my favorite Go West song:
Last year in July, there was an Amy Sigil (Unmata) workshop on the second day of Pennsic. I was planning on going to Pennsic that day when I heard about the workshop. So I thought, “I don’t know if I want to go to the workshop. It is the first day of vacation and I have so much packing to do for Pennsic. It is such a busy time. I want to study with her but it is inconvenient” etc.
Anyway, after much of this, I finally just signed up for the workshop. I drove to Pittsburgh for the it. Drove back home to pack my crap for Pennsic and then drove back to Pennsic which is near Pittsburgh. It was one of the best choices that I have made in my years of bellydance. Not only did I like Amy’s workshop, I learned a whole new way to think about improv and changed my improv classes because of it. My students love the new way too. It is a great addition to my style of dance that would not exist at all if I had made the more convenient choice in that situation. The convenient choice is hardly ever the best choice–especially in bellydance. I see people making convenient choices all the time. Try in the other way just for a few months and see if it changes your dancing for the better. I predict it will!! See if you are sorry you did it that way. I predict you won’t be. It might change your confidence level as well. It definitely changed mine!!
Rant over and as always, this unasked for advice is free of charge!! 😉
So, I went down to the studio and practiced various choreographies for a long performance Hareem Shar’eem has this weekend. I also went to Hareem Shar’eem practice and rehearsed many of our routines. I got an hour and half of practice in but I did not do a Suhaila class today. I don’t feel as shamed about it as I thought I would. Hmmm. Maybe it is because I have so many routines to work out for this weekend. I have more to work out for The Shuvani Jezebels’ practice on Thursday. There is about three routines that I am going to have to step in and do, one of which I have to learn because I have never performed it before. So I will cut myself a little slack on the Suhaila stuff but only until Monday. I am gig free for the following weekend thus far and even if one comes up, I will have at least ten routines in the bag by then. I will be ready. No excuse to cut class starting next week!!
257 down, 108 to go!!
I should be hitting double digits by the weekend!!