It’s been a good day, I’ve been positive and work was steady – even had a ten minute slow-down before I went home.
It was hot tonight, the sun wasn’t out entirely but the heat and humidity was felt. I practised the step-shuffles-back heel which went ok at my own speed, note – my ‘own’ speed. I didn’t think many people would turn up because it was so lovely outside, at the end there were 8! SW was back from her trip to Italy, and H from Wednesday joined too! The across the room was ok but as usual – SPEEED. Did some variation of difficult ball and heel steps, we’re working to distinguish the difference between them – to get more control over our heel sound.
We did some drop shuffles on our toes, that’s hard, struggled with that as much as I struggled with pullback on toes, I will get it! I must get it! I think I have Thursday to tap alone, I can’t wait to be alone with my feet again. About time! I didn’t do too well tonight. We played the rhythm game in a circle and didn’t do too well on that either, I was ok but couldn’t make the sound! It was simple too… not good! This is why I think my tap is regressing… as if I reached a point and decided not to bother anymore – that’s annoying me!
The routine was fun and we managed to get to the end, we sweated a bucket and half. It’s been a fun ride, and I definitely could have done better. I have much to catch up on with my feet…
I skipped a little of Jazz warm-up, Kate picked up on that, whoops. I was knackered though – I still did the sit-ups! Loads of people in her class, the place was rammed and we had a productive hour. I enjoyed the across the room, and also the combo but the spins got me a little confused – most especially when we go from Right to Left. I did my best but not hard enough, I know I wasn’t focussed enough. I can push myself a lot harder than that, I just need to want it!
I think with Kate’s guidance, I could really develop myself – especially the spinning and arms. I’m gonna start throwing myself into this and see how I come out the other side, I know it’s straight after tap but if I throw myself into tap as well, then I will be fine!
The new routine was fun, quite fast so I have to remember it now. We must have done it about three times, I deteriorated after the second one – like the dimming of light. It fizzled out of me. Definitely need to throw myself in, properly!