2014: Recapping and Looking Forward

December 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

2014 was a productive year!

At the beginning of December, I graduated with two associate’s degrees: one in nutrition and one in pre-health science: pre-exercise science.  I have to complete a lot more schooling in order to reach my ultimate career goal of working in physical rehabilitation, but it is definitely nice to reach a milestone.

As for dancing, things have really taken off for my dance troupe!  This year, Desert Darlings Belly Dance performed at many events and venues and secured two regular performance slots: every Saturday night at Anatolia in downtown Albuquerque and every Sunday night at Kaktus Brewery in Bernalillo.  We put on two full-length dance shows and were invited to re-show our most recent production, Nightmare Before Christmas: A Belly Dance Adventure, in Santa Fe in early February. I also got a new toy: podpoi with capsule handles!  These poi are the coolest, most versatile glow poi I own.  They have a ton of lighting patterns and color options.  Now, when I am developing a new poi performance piece, I am not only a choreographer, I am a lightning designer! It’s so much fun! It has been a great year for dancing!

In 2015, I will begin working toward two bachelor’s degrees and hope to perform twice as often as I did last year.  I am going to choreograph my first group veil piece for Desert Darlings and plan to attend at least two workshops and maybe a dance festival. I would also like to practice more with both my poi and hula hoop.  I think it will be a good year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

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