Wow–Boss is being really ambitious with the VW solo.
Today he was showing me and teaching me various segments of the routine that he wants to do. All I can say is….WOW.
It’s pretty intense. He has me doing a ronde with a battement (which means circling with my leg off the floor), a double spin, a flick, a high kick, and fleckerals. I was watching him show me all the different lines, and going…ummm….
That said, I did try all the lines, although not with the music, and I could at least do the basic footwork and some of the shaping, so that is promising. It was a little hard because Boss was having me try the segments to see how I did with them, but I really don’t know how they will all go together, or where in the music and solo they will be.
I definitely have my work cut out for me, and Boss is really outdoing himself (but in a good way!). I really want to see how he puts it all together. He did tell me that the beginning would stay the same as the original solo, but I have an idea for a slightly different beginning, so I will see if he is open to that.
I am on vacation next week, or rather a stay-cation, so I will have some time to go through some of the things I want to take time for in dance outside of my regular practice time. I am thinking I will take some time off from strength training and devote the time to working on the various pieces I need to so I feel a little more grounded and prepared on some of the routines, getting the basic footwork down where needed. I have videos of all the open routines and the segments from the solo today I can use for reference.
I am going to confess a little bit of a secret I have been hiding. The past couple weeks I have been looking at some options for work and talking with my supervisor. As I am stuck a little bit in limbo waiting for my medical status to be approved, I find I have some extra time on my hands. So, after a lot of thought I decided to submit a learning plan to ask for funding to do a master’s degree–and it was accepted! That means that I have been working on meeting all the criteria to apply for the degree, and that is my other project for me leave–to finish my application. If all goes well, I should hear about an acceptance in October, and will start my degree via distance learning in January. I am cautiously optimistic about this, if I am accepted, it will be a great opportunity!
Wish me luck!