June 18 - ballroom dancer on stage
Jun 18, 2009I suffer from an anxiety disorder and want so much to conquer it. So I decided to undertake a ballroom dance on a major stage in Detroit. Its called Music Hall. Fred Astaire sponsored the event and we were the stars. OMG! I can't tell you how stressful the preparation for the dance was. Training was vigorous. There wasn't anyone that didn't have a brace on while training.. The rehearsal at Music Hall left me, literally, shaking. I was shaking for hours after the rehearsal. Many of the students felt the same. Then, the main even came. 400+ people in the audience. OMG!!! OMG!! I had a performance that included 3 lifts and 2 splits to Conga by Gloria Estafan. Let me tell you something about that song....its incredibly fast! My dance number was so difficult! However, I was determined to make the best of it. I didn't want to not remember anything about my performance after I was done. I wanted to take it all in while I was performing! I heard the cheers. HUGE cheers...most likely my family! But other performers mentioned the big cheers I got. I fell apart afterwards. The stress drained from me and the high intensity of the emotions got the better of me on the way home. It wasn't pleasant. But I did it anyway and became a star for a night on a stage that only famous people appear on. I feel special for that.
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