|Our Director, Teela Shine, Danita and me|
|Photo courtesy of Amy Larson. Platinum at Mission in the Mix|
|Making new friends at Mission in the Mix|
|Danita does Amy's lashes|
Learning the dance was much harder than I thought - I just don't have that dance intelligence gene and I put in many, many extra hours and days trying to get it right. Truthfully, even at the end, my "J-12 gas pedal" was way too similar to my Tin Man when I was 12 years old in Mrs Shirley Dibble's Ballet School reprisal of Wizard of Oz...
|My Tin Man at age 12|
But before our first performance someone said: "Making mistakes onstage is all part of it. The audience doesn't know how the dance goes. Smile and gloss over it." Best advice ever - I made three mistakes but did a sort-of wiggle in place and smiled wider. Who knows what I looked like... I'm still a bit scared to watch the video. But isn't that also brilliant advice for life? Keep smiling; noone else knows how your dance goes.