I actually look like a real ballroom dancer don't I?!! And look how handsome Chris looks! I went to great effort for that to happen. No, not for Chris to look good, for me to. I got my hair done. Which I loved and it was hard as a rock. I think I had to wash my hair four times to get whatever it was they put in it out.
I got my makeup done. And when they handed me the mirror I almost jumped. I know I scared several other people that day as well. But I guess they know what they are doing because I think it looked pretty good under all the bright lights. I was very tempted to scrub some of it off, but I'm glad I didn't try because when I was done dancing and went first thing to wash my face I couldn't get my lipstick off at all with my face wash or eye-makeup remover. I had to literally scrub it off!
Come on admit it. I scared you didn't I?
Well as far as the dancing went I did great! I was very happy with how I did. I won all of my entries. I only danced 8 times. I was competing in the preliminary silver and intermediate silver in my age category in waltz, tango, foxtrot, and Viennese waltz. The kind of disappointing thing was that I only was dancing against one other person. When you sign up there is no way of knowing how many other people will be in your age category and in the level of dancing you pick to compete in. But I did get to watch the girl I won against and I thought she was a great dancer. So that made me feel good. And she won the scholarship dance. When you do regular heats like I did you win gold plastic sticky-backed metals. When you dance in the scholarship dance you win money and a big fat trophy. I didn't enter those for two reasons. One, when we signed up for this competition I didn't even know Viennese waltz, and secondly Chris had another student already entered to dance in the scholarship in my age category. She ended up not being able to come and we didn't think to enter late. So lame because the one girl I beat won the scholarship dance. At least it made me feel really good about how I did, even though I only danced against one person.
I'm so thankful that I have THE best teacher ever!