Day 276 of practice.
I'm going to have some sore glutes, abs, arms and more tomorrow because I got my butt kicked at Jolie Roberson's class! I had no idea how out of shape I was until I had to do push-ups. Yikes! My CrossFit body is long gone. It's going to be nice spending the next 6 months taking some more intensive classes 2x a week and really getting into shape again.
I'm really happy to be able to add more classes to my schedule. I've been thinking about it for a while but balked due to the expense -- the problem is that there is no Plaza de Anaya equivalent in Tucson, no one studio that I can buy an unlimited pass at and have access to multiple teachers. It irritates me that I have a membership at Plaza that would allow me to take all the classes I want, and yet I'm only up there once a week and I have to pay extra money for more classes down in Tucson. But whatever. Since Jolie is awesome and she's only here for 6 months, I decided to suck it up, plunk down the cash and get some more diversity in my dance education.
Tonight's class was Combinations and Choreography, where we learned some slinky moves and put them together to a song, focusing on expressing the emotion of the song. This is the sort of training that I really need to improve my solos, and I usually only get it in workshops. It will be nice to have it on a weekly basis!