If you would have asked me two weeks ago if I thought I'd be able to compete in the Fall 2013 Arthur Murray DC Freestyle Ballroom Dance Competition, I would have told you no with an extremely sad heart, but my knee has healed quickly and I can in fact compete this coming Friday! I am beyond excited! My knee injury was a result of overuse. I basically strained my IT band and staying off it, icing it and stretching it, was exactly what I was supposed to do. The doctor was completely find with my dancing, but told me not to run or cycle for 3 weeks. The constant repetitive motion is what irritates the IT band and in turn my knee. Luckily for me, dancing isn't repetitive or pounding.
While I do not feel nearly as prepared for this competition because I missed three weeks of lessons and I am not dancing with my traditional instructor, I am still very excited to compete. When I dance, I feel so alive. There is an energy that exudes from my body. I absolutely love it! When I dance, I feel. I feel the music. I react to the lead most of the time. I'm focused. I'm smiling. I'm in a different world for those two minutes per dance.
Here is a picture of a picture of my during my last competition! I've got some swag, but I also have a ton of room for improvement.
Oh and for pure entertainment, each competition has a theme and this year it is an 80's theme!! Like my costume?!
SPIL: Simple Pleasures In Life
+Feeling like a rock star on the floor
+Fringe dresses that give you sass
+Amazing instructors and friends
P.S. If anyone has any digital pictures of me, please let me know! I don't have any because I am always behind the camera...