This is going to be short and sweet. A dance friend who came over to watch the show with me just left, later than expected (he and I can talk shop for hours and hours), so I don't have much left before I pass out to sleep.
Anywho, on with the short and sweet review.
Vitolio wasn't in the bottom three, woohoo! That made me happy. The other couples I voted for last night were safe, too.
The two voted off tonight were Max, the Russian ballroom dancer, and Ashley, a contemporary jazz dancer. I was bummed for both of them. I mean, I'm always a little sad whenever anyone is voted off because it is disappointing for them, but there are other dancers that I would've been a bit more indifferent to their leaving.
I thought Max had been doing well and was holding his own. You could see the disappointment in his face when they said his name. I liked Ashley - she was in the crash test dummy piece from last week that I LOVED - but her solo tonight didn't have enough oomph to it. It didn't show her full potential. There's no time to lose in this show, so that was not wise on her part. It's sad, too, because her audition for this season was her fourth try, so it sucks that she's leaving so soon.
It's the nature of the show, though, so we must say farewell to Max and Ashley. Good luck to the two of them in their future dance endeavors! And now we are down to the Top 16...
I had a rough night in ballet last night - I left in almost-tears - but tonight was much better. What it all comes down to is me getting in my own zone so I don't even have time or space to worry about what others are thinking about me or how I'm doing in class. I have to remind myself over and over and over that I'm not there for them, I'm there for ME and my own career development. Period, end of discussion. It's an ongoing process for me... During the drive from work to class tonight, I had a little pep talk with myself about all this. And wouldn't you know it? Class was a huge improvement. My legs and feet felt strong, I remembered combinations, I held my balance, I accomplished turns, and I let myself just chill and dance. It wasn't perfect by any means, but it was better. And that's better than worse.