What a day. Hectic at work and hectic after work. I’m happy to say one big project is signed off, not much left to do on the second one. Went to the DQ Directors conference call straight after to discuss an urgent and frankly, frustrating issue. I really want to resolve this but it’s proven to be an extremely complex case. I’m still optimistic for a satisfactory ending for all parties. With little time to spare I got changed and went to Jazz Tap, we had someone new! There were only three of us, so disappointed at the numbers AGAIN.
We did a lot of combos, and luckily less individual combos, I get stuck at them! Kate was focussed on B and the new girl while I tapped away – repetitively until it entered my head. The following combos were less refined because I didn’t get to work on it as much, it’s a matter of right and left! I was my usual stuttery self, I was determined to forget the whole meeting and enjoy my tap – and I think I did. I worked hard, and without necessarily looking good, kept going. We had some tricky steps, most especially the riffs… Kate’s got a knack for coming up with the most random riffs; here’s a 15-steps version L heel-R ball-heel-ball-L heel, R ball-heel-L heel-R heel-ball crossover L, R toe tap behind-L heel, R ball-heel forward-L heel-R heel-ball-L heel, R heel… it was good fun though. Love a good challenge.
One step I particularly enjoyed was one I struggled to do, R step forward-L pickup-B/chg L-R, R pickup-L brush-R step (basically land on same pickup foot), I think it looks cool when done properly! It looks like a cool kick!
The hour passed by quickly and we enjoyed the routine from last week, I was tired but because I didn’t stop to rest – my neurons were still firing on all cylinders. I concentrated hard and enjoyed the session albeit with so few of us. The random steps from Kate were great, they really keep us on our toes.
I went to meet Steve for a meal afterwards, just to hand over the wedding invites I designed, checked, then packaged up. Had to personally trim a lot of rounded corners because they were missed by production, it was ok. I didn’t get back until nearly 10pm – a pretty long day, a long week so far. Two more days to go!
Enjoyed tap tonight!