We got a call on Tuesday morning that we could come to the studio and watch the choreographer work on her solo. Of course we went! I have to be honest. As I watched, I felt a little like the Len Goodman in the room. I would have liked to see more Argentine Tango content, but what they put together will be really great when she learns it and they smooth it out. I think there are about five challenging lifts, though it may be more if we include the trust fall and the floor drag. I absolutely CANNOT post any early video since this is all proprietary stuff, but let me tell you how impressed I was at how challenging they made it for her. It will definitely be a growing experience for her.
I did get a fantastic picture of her face when she saw the first lift they were working on, and it was pretty humorous.
So fast forward a few days, and today was Mini Match.
Since we're putting most of our money towards Spotlight in October and her solo in January, she only danced each of her competitive dances once. I was so proud of how improved her Rumba was, and so disappointed that I pushed the wrong button and ended up with pictures instead of video of that dance! I have video of the other eight, and we should have her comment sheets later this week or next.
She actually thought it was really funny that I got an accidental picture with the camcorder that looks almost identical to one I accidentally took with Matt back in January.
Some of you might notice the bandage around poor Matt's head. Long story, and not really mine to tell, but suffice to say, he's mostly okay, and the studio named their themed super hero after him: Captain Calamity.
So, two exiting things - we pick up Shara's custom costume (shout out to The Singing Seamstress for all of her amazing work!) tomorrow, and the guys have agreed to let her try out three inch Latin heels. She really needs to start physical therapy to stretch the tendons in her feet, but we're having a disagreement with the insurance company, so it may be a little while before we start those. We pick up her smooth shoe inserts on Monday, so with those in the smooth and the slightly taller heel in the Latin, it may really help, though she definitely needs to make sure those tendons are expanding before she's old enough for them to settle. Anyhow! Exciting stuff - tall shoes and a new dress, so expect pictures tomorrow night!