Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 3 and 6, 2010: Maggie Dances, Drops, and Recovers

This is the night I've been waiting for! I love watching ballroom dance and with Maggie on the team, it makes it even better. I knew she was frustrated with some things and thrilled with others. I decided to go both nights so I could take pictures one night and video the other.

She did SUCH a GREAT job! On the first night, during the final dance, when she was being lifted up, her finger was bent backwards and we were sure it was broken. (Fortunately, after several sets of x-rays, it wasn't, but it was pretty badly hurt.)

On Monday night, the whole family (including Patt and Malcolm) came to support her. And during this performance, she was dropped in the last number. But she just continued to dance, not missing a beat.

So she did four dances: the chango (her ballroom technique class),

the disco (team),

the rumba (team)

and the quickstep (team).

You can tell by watching her how much she loves being part of the team. She always dances with a smile on her face, even AFTER she was injured or dropped. I'm looking forward to their next concert when it is just ballroom team and not with Orchesis.

I don't know if you have to friend this teammate of hers to see the videos, but he has some great HD footage of some of the team performances.!/video/?id=100000105309667

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