8 days to go for the International Lindy Hop Championships
A week from today I’ll be half way to Washington, DC
And I don’t think I’m anywhere near being prepared for it.
Remember, my funny daughter decided to register me for both the Open Lindy Hop Jack & Jill and the Open Balboa Jack & Jill without telling me. Oh, yeah. She’s VERY funny. FYI, she’ll be competing in the Advanced division.
Granted, she posted this on Facebook late on Saturday night:
Not sleepy anymore so I decided to do a little late night embarrassing: At last Saturday Night Swing, I was sitting down, taking a little break, when I saw awesome swivels out of the corner of my eye, in my mind I said “whoa, who’s swiveling like a badass over there?!”, I looked, and realized that it was my mother. It was a very proud daughter moment :)
Byron Alley, the school director also told me in person -after dancing with me, that I was definitely NOT rusty anymore and that I was back at my pre-injury level.
OK. Maybe I can do decently well in the Lindy Hop J&J. After all, I practice every week with the bootcamp team. I’ve been social dancing regularly. Breathe. Pheeew
But Balboa? I don’t have a regular partner. And pretty much all Balboa leads on the social dance floor are not at my level yet. Our monthly directed Balboa practices are not enough. On the other hand, I had a social dance with one of the best Balboa dancers & teachers in North America just a couple of nights ago in Montreal. And I was able to not only keep up with him but also not lose one beat. And it was FUN.
Well, at least I have a pretty dress for the Balboa comp.
And I have a medal too, goddammit!
Stop second-guessing yourself. You’ll be just fine.