This evening we are again at the studio. This evening Lulu is practicing Tango, Cha Cha, and a practice party. Proud momma moment: She is learning now to properly turn her head during the dance, which is something that has been lacking during her latin dances. Apparently moving the head with the body is a big feat to accomplish, and she is doing it like a champ. Her foot movements are not the best at this moment, she has had to be corrected a couple times, but is taking the corrections in stride and doing her best. The best part is, she is loving what she is doing and was excited to come tonight.
This quote came to mind when I was watching her dance: “Beginners want to dance like intermediates; intermediates want to dance like advanced dancers; advanced dancers want to dance like the greats; but the greats always go back to basics.” Right now, she is learning the basics, is an intermediate who *thinks* she is advanced, but will look back on these days years from now and go back to the basics, especially in dances like Tango and Cha Cha. It is the simplicity in the complexity that makes it so thrilling for her. Always back to the basics.
It is my hope that for tonight she has a great time and learns something new, and has no blisters at the end of the evening. There is a woman who dances here that is AMAZING. She wins golds and platinums in every comp she partakes in. Lulu is excited to dance with her… She talked about how fun she is to do the Hustle with on the way up.
So here I will sit on my perch, typing away passing the night, trying to think of new topics to bring all of you, who I am sure are on the edge of your seats anticipating my next thrilling post. Toodles for now. I have to look up every now and then to let her know I am not hypnotized by the curser on my screen.