Chainsmokers choreography

I spent some time at the gym and came up with this choreography. It is a real freedom to dance this piece. This stretching room gives me inspiration somehow… Which is awesome since it’s 2 min away from my apartment door.

Team Levels at Stockholm Dance Team learned this combo last Sunday – it’s a perfect match for them. I love dancing it now, but I will get tired of it like a favorite hit song. But that ain’t now. I’m going to stop talking – you enjoy the video!


 

Thursday surprises

Yesterday was both great and.. and things got totally unacceptably weird. My care for my students safety became very clear yesterday. When I say safety, then I mean emotional safety. Of course it was important before, but yesterday it really became in my face. I am not going to go into detail of what exactly happened. But what I’m going to focus on is I’m really grateful that things became so clear as they did yesterday – this means we understand each other better, my girls knows how I resonate plus what is okay vs not okay. I will set some ground rules so we all have a solid safe foundation to stand on. 
Yesterday I had a private lesson and then class with Team Advanced. I’ve noticed I’m getting a bit harder and stricter – not in a mean or an uncomfortable way though. But it feels like I’m getting more things done now. I’m developing! Meeting my girls was great, there were a couple ones that were on a try-out for the Team. They are both cute and hopefully we’ll have these two different talents and interesting personalities in our group.

I will soon be on my way to FLEX. Friday love! Their second week for the semester… It’s nice to be on the go again. Well, I’m off! Still wearing my “Nap Queen” sweatshirt, so that needs to change. Talk to you guys later.

Proud and cringed

Six days ago was the proudest day of my life. I was so proud of my students and a little part of me was even proud of myself. How could I create this? Is this really a big deal? It wasn’t really that hard… Yes, I created this and made it happen. Yes, it’s a big deal. Yes, it was hard to make your own dance show. But dang, so worth it and I enjoyed (almost) every second of the process.

If you have followed my Swedish blog, then you have some background of what I’m doing and what I’m up to. I run my own dance school/organisation, Stockholm Dance Team and they had a Christmas Show. …Is that btw what you call it? It was a Show at a theatre where all family and friends could come watch and it is pretty much Christmas.. So it should be called a Christmas Show..? Anyway you know what I mean.

There was a lot of preparation to make this happen. But it’s absolutely doable if you know what you are doing. Duh.. I’m so happy that it was such a hysterical success and that my girls really slayed it on stage. I smiled through the whole thing. Since we only have two Teams at the moment it was kind of hard to make the program have a nice flow through the whole thing with all the change of clothes, solos and group choreographies. That meant I was going to pick up the mic and talk to the audience to kill the time in some charming flowy way. My goodness, what a cringe. I couldn’t have been the only one noticing how much this wasn’t my thing. But I liked having that mic in my hand. Kind of like… Instead of being behind the artist, I am the artist. Everyone can hear me. You’ll see when I’m done with the video. I haven’t started with it yet since I need to emotionally prepare myself to hear my awful attempt to be icecube cool in the speakers.

I’ll probably talk more about the show. But this post would be way too long if I took it all at once.

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Before the show. Thank goodness I wasn’t alone with all those buttons.
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After the show I couldn’t resist running up on stage and giving my dancers a big hug.