Congratulations! You are already a winner!
Just by deciding to compete, you have placed yourself into a very special group of people. Don’t believe me?
When you’re done checking out these tips for the first time competitive dancer, I invite you to read Dancers Are Special People.
I remember my first time competing. I have to confess that I was very nervous which is really weird because I love being in front of people! That didn’t stop me from being nervous however.
I still get nervous just before walking onto the dance floor for the first dance at every event. Truthfully, it feels like I gotta go to the little dancer’s room!
You laugh! But it’s true! And I’m not alone!
At my last competition, I was standing in line ready to go onto the floor for the first dance of the event; I was right behind this professional dancer who was in the same heat with his lady student and I overheard him say “I gotta go” with a wiggle and a…
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See ya on the dance floor!
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With apologies to Shakespeare, here I am once again charging, or should I say waddling, forward. It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog so here is a quick update:
As I went into the UCWDC World Championships of Country Western Dance in Jan 2011, I weighed 238 lbs, a loss of of 37 lbs from my heaviest weight of 275. Yay me! I made it through the deadly months of October, November and December with its land mines of savory treats and communal eating. I made it through the stress of preparing for the World Championships. I was on track and although I had plateaued, I was at least *not* gaining weight.
I did pretty good at Worlds: 1st place (and a brand new World Championship title) with my dance partner in Couples Diamond III and 2nd overall in Couples Crystal III. Yay! I placed 2nd overall in Advanced Male Crystal Line Dance and Advanced Male Diamond Line Dance. Yay! I placed 2nd overall in Male Pro-Am Crystal and Diamond and 5th Overall in Open Male Pro-Am. Not too shabby.
I came back and… Read the rest of this entry
I have to share a “moment” from this week from where I work I’m surrounded by a group of folks who like to bring in food and leave it on the break room table for everyone.
This is sweet and nice and generous, and it does foster a sense of community at the workplace, HOWEVER, for me those little offerings of friendship are sneak attacks! They are land mines on the way to a healthy me! They are evil incarnate! Basically they kinda suck eggs.