Well okay, here is a recap of the last few weeks that have been amazing:
Gina’s workshop at the beginning of the month was fantastic! True to her mentor’s – Suhaila Salimpour’s form, the class moved, moved, moved, and was really quite a workout. Lot of aerobic strengthening, and a lot of floor work with traveling moves that I also really, really enjoy. My leg and arm muscles got a pretty good workout, but I was amply prepared having taken Debby’s class [ Gina’s mom ] earlier in the week.
Could not stay too long at the workshop as our SEEDlings were preparing for their very first recital for their families that very same afternoon. OMG! They looked and performed amazingly! They were poised and in control, and although they were extremely nervous – they rallied like little troopers. Grateful thanks to Lee Ann, Gemini, Margie, Nicole, and Mona for helping the girls get dressed and ready!
There were close to 30 in our studio audience, invited friends and family which gave us an opportunity to talk again about the program, and run through a very short mini class where the girls displayed what and how they are learning. We even got our zills out to demonstrate their budding skills. Am so very proud!
Taxed my hip [again] after injuring it this past summer, so when Monday rolled around I was back at the Chiropractor’s to get some relief and real bodywork done. Went to see a specialist and he was amazing!!! Cannot recommend him enough. Felt so well that by Wednesday, Gemini and I made plans to travel over the Sierra’s to take two classes with UNMATA.
Wow! is all that I can say. It was cool just seeing everyone again – Amy, Shelly, Anastasia, Lorenzo, and to have the wonderful experience at Hot Pot. Shelly taught Intro to Hot Pot Fusion class; and Amy taught Beginning Fusion. So worth the drive; and so worth the effort to reach outside our box. The learning was incredible.
Last night, hipSwitch and the SEEDlings performed before a very grateful and welcoming audience – my company’s annual Holiday Fete for all of our volunteers, staff, and Board of Directors. They ate it up! This marked the first request of, and the very first public display for our SEED teens. Great dinner, great company, and great entertainment value for all involved. Video camera didn’t work out again, although I had preplanned and thought I had all kinks worked out, the tech-gods saw otherwise. Fortunately one of the mom’s had a video camera, so we may have the event documented yet.
Case of the appropriated hip scarf solved! Thanks LAMmy!!
Annie, Emily, Jenny, and Karla
Da Crue: Lisa, Nicole, ?, Margie, Gemini, Mona, Caroline, and the SEEDlings