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More dancing! 
23rd-Oct-2009 03:06 pm
slanty, martha
In an apparent effort to use up even more free time than I have, I've joined
the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team.

This is a huge time sink; three hours of lessons a week, and 2 hours required and 2 recommended of group practice per week. And then there's individual practice with your partner before competitions.

This is enough time that I may burn out, but as long as I'm having a really good time, which I am so far, I'll stick with it.

If you want to come cheer me on, my first competition, the Harvard Beginners' Comp, is this Sunday, 12-7, at the Malkin Athletic Center in Harvard Square. The schedule is here; If you want to cheer me on, I'll be dancing sometime between 12 and 1, and again sometime between 2:30 and 4. There will be a performance by a professional couple at 5:45.

It's free to watch, watching the professional couple should be fun, and people claim that friends shouting out "Go 162!" (that's my number) will cause the judges tolook at me more, and be more likely to mark me to come back in the next round.

dancingdeer will also be competing; we're dancing together for Rumba and Cha Cha.

In my usual time conflict these days of "My dancing gets in the way of my dancing", I'm leaving tonight for a C4 square dance in the Berkshires, and missing the last day of it to dance in the Harvard Beginner's comp. So it's an entire weekend of dancing!
23rd-Oct-2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm 235, apparently. I'm now going to try to actually remember that for longer than five seconds. This is really like having another relationship, except it doesn't yet demand overnights. Just occasional very early mornings and late nights out.
23rd-Oct-2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Wait a minute. In the list I'm looking at, you're listed as being 162. Double check?
23rd-Oct-2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
You're right, I'm 162; Don't know where I got the 137 from. I guess you're not the only one who needs to set a "remember that for 5 seconds" goal.
27th-Oct-2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Missed you on Sunday! How did it go?
27th-Oct-2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Had a good time, didn't do particularly well. Made it to the quarterfinals in Foxtrot, and got called back 2 or 3 times in Waltz, but didn't make the first cut in Rumba/Cha or Swing.

Brown Comp in two weeks: I'll practice and do better next time!
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