I also took a jazz class, which really challenged me and a pretty relaxed modern class. The modern class had live music (a piano and drums), which was a new and cool new experience for me. :) There was also a series of concerts that all the schools participated in so we saw two shows on this day. It was amazing to see choreography from other colleges and it really got my choreographic mind thinking as well. We went out to eat that night and then we watched this Spring's dance show. :)
|Out to eat at the Nitty Gritty :)|
On Saturday, I actually didn't get the chance to take any classes :(, but don't worry, I still got to dance! I started the morning with a tech rehearsal on the stage. It was actually kind of hectic because we had to set lighting cues, but we were limited in time, but we got it done and then headed to a coffee shop to relax and eat breakfast. We then had our performance and in my opinion we did really well, it felt good doing it anyway. The judges seemed to really like all the little gestures we did along with the music. :)
We then all went to a Mediterranean restaurant and ate gelato and the best thing about this was that Carthage paid! :) Yum!!! We then went back to the theatre for the final concert, which was a concert put on by the faculty. It was really cool to see some of the instructors that we had had in class actually dance on stage. On the way back to the hotel, my friends, Seles and Amanda, and I took a ton of photos just playing/dancing around on the UW-M campus!
|Fun at UW-M!|
Unfortunately, we didn't make it into the Gala concert, however, I did see several of the dances that did and they were well deserving! On Sunday, I took my last three classes: ballet, contemporary master class (one of the adjudicators instructed this class), and an Afro-Latin fusion class. My feet were killing me by the end of the day and I was happy/sad to head back to Carthage. Overall it was an amazing time and I hope that we go next year, although it's possible that I won't be able to due to student teaching. Other than ACDFA, I ended the weekend back at Carthage and working on my thesis. :) I now have 10 of 15 pages of my thesis and the due date and presentation date are coming up fast. I hope you all have a great day!! Happy Easter!
|Carthage at ACDFA!!!|