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Week of May 18, 2008

The process for my choreography for my dance to "Reel Around the Sun" is coming along pretty well.  I am about half way through the dance.  In the beginning, I got kind of frustrated because I had trouble thinking of a way to start the dance.  The song starts out slow so I had to think of slow counts of eights to start.  I ended up thinking of steps that went well with the music.  Then, as the music picked up, I had trouble fitting combinations with the very fast paced part of the song.  It took me a while, but I finally thought of steps that fit well with the beat.  I am pretty proud of what I have come up with so far and am anxious to see how the whole thing turns out.


Week of May 25, 2008

The choreography for my dance is coming along well, and I only have about twenty or thirty seconds left to make up.  I am not having very much trouble with this dance anymore.  I was in the beginning because I haven't done Irish dancing in a while.  But now, it is pretty easy.  I am only having trouble with one part.  There are not many beat/music changes in this song.  For one of the music changes, I am having trouble thinking of what step to put there.  I can not really think of a step that fits well.  I am getting frustrated.  I am proud that I have created a whole dance on my own and that I will be performing it.  I have never choreographed my own dance before and I can't wait to see how it turns out when I'm finally done.


Week of June 1, 2008

I am really happy with how my presentation of the dance turned out.  Everyone seemed to like it and I didn't slip like I was afraid I was going to.  I didn't mess up at all.  But I think that I could have smiled more.  Sometimes, I stopped smiling because I was worried about slipping on the floor.  All of my steps flowed well and I stayed with the music.  Overall, I am very happy with how it turned out.