I’ve Got Rhythm

The holidays are over. It’s back to work for me today.

And now that I have my dance thinking cap on, it’s time for me to start thinking about events I would like to go to this year. It’s funny because my calendar if filling up quickly without me even trying.

First, I’m going to Swing A Dance in Quebec City in February. Mainly because Natalia was invited back to teach (this time around with boyfriend). She came back last year saying she had loved the event. So, since those two are going, I’m going too because the trip is free for me :)

Swing A Danse

Natalia’s last name, frenchified!

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ILHC Recap

I was so smitten by my Smithsonian experience that I never said anything about ILHC.

It was a great weekend. I didn’t get to dance a lot. Other than the three songs at the Lindy J&J and the other three at the Balboa J&J, I only had about four social dances.

Which is pretty pathetic for an event of this kind. The live music was amazing and the best dancers of the world were there. Problem is, there is always a line up of women for every good dancer and I just wasn’t in the mood for staying in line. Besides, since I don’t travel that much for dancing, I’m not very well internationally known.

What I did do, though, was catching up with old friends. And of course, making new ones!

On Friday night, first thing we did, my daughter and I, was to get a vintage hairdo done by Alicia Vance of Bella Braids

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Proud Mama

Oh, and by the way, my kickass daughter made it to the finals of the Jack and Jill All Star Division. THE ALL STAR DIVISION.

In case my all caps didn’t make it obvious enough, it is kind of a BIG DEAL!

To give you an idea, these are the Jack & Jill divisions:

  1. Open (where I competed)
  2. Advanced
  3. All Star
  4. Invitational

If any of you is interested, you can see her dancing in real time cause they are live-streaming the finals at 5:45 ET.

Live Stream

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There she is, while we wait for our lunch

T minus 20 hours

Yesterday was all about doing laundry.  Four loads each.  We’ve been quite busy and never got around doing it.  That took half a day and the worse part is that when I come back, I’ll have to do all over again.  But I don’t care much about that right now.

Today was about getting last minute shopping done.

And now, the packing begins!

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Dress for the Lindy Hop comp courtesy of my awesome daughter. I got to the studio for team practice and she said, I have a present for you! It was this dress :)

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