It’s been forever since my last post, life sure can get in the way when it wants to. Between family weddings on the other side of the country, work, more family stuff, home and actually trying to squeeze some dancing in there too, I find myself THREE days away from my first gown up feis.
Time went by much too quickly and I really want another month to practice. The competition pool is a lot larger than expected and I’m actually starting to get nervous.
Here’s the dancer count for the dances I’m doing.
Reel- 10, Light jig – 10, Slip jig -11, Single jig- 9, Hard jig -6, Hornpipe – 8 and for the Hornpipe trophy special – 5.
I know, that’s not too crazy, but I’m feeling the pressure!
Last night’s class started off well enough. Teacher had us in full feis-mode. We were lined up and dancing in pairs. Corrections were being called out as we went through. I did fine through my soft shoes, but stumbled in my Hard jig. Once I made eye contact with teacher after my first trip, I fell apart from there. It was a mess and it was all I could do to rally (no pun intended) for my Hornpipe. The biggest blow, Teacher said she wasn’t sure about me going through with the Hard jig at the feis. Granted I’ve only had the second step for two weeks. I’m not very strong in it and she saw me at my worst.
What to do? I don’t want to sit out anything I registered for, but I don’t want to make a fool of myself either.
Practice, practice and more practice and hope for the best.
As it is Thursday, and before the feis, I thought I would post a few throw backs from my first feis ever and the first time I performed.