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January 6th!!! Tonight I celebrate my personal 'new year's eve', and I keep up the tradition to use that moment to take a look back.
It was another year full of awesomenes, but alsow with a few small struggles.... let say you win some your learn some you grow some 😇
My dancing as a follower had some ups and downs in competition and on the social floor, but I always tried to remember why I started this dance and how privileged I am to be abel to travel around to world to learn from all these great teachers, to dance with all these awesome dancers, to meet tons of lovely people, and to visit so many wonderful cities.
I gave my leading a boost by participating lots of workshops as a leader and I began to work on my switching skills so have more opportunities for dancing on the social floor
I also participated in a choreo-intensive for the very first time and performed, after only a few hours of instructions (and lots of selfpractise), for a big audience. Thank you Renee Dance for being my leader in crime, sweet memories when I her 'our' song!!!
Some statistics of the last 365 days:
* last year WCS brought me to 2 countries and 4 cities I've never been before (i.e Canada and Sweden and New Brunswick, Dallas, Toronto and Stockholm), and now I danced WCS in 14 different countries)
* I went to 3 social weekend events: Cologne Summer Swing, Cologne Swing Weekend and Jingleland
* I went to 16 😱 WSDC Events: Paris Westie Fest, Swingtzerland, Dutch Open, UK&European WCS Championships, KIWI Fest, D-Townswing, Liberty Swing, Wild Wild Westie, TOSHC, Ukranian Open, Bavarian Open, WCS Festival, SNOW, The US Open, TAP and New Year Swing Fling)
*I competed for the first time in a Switch JnJ
* I made it into Sophisticated finals at Paris Westie Fest, Dutch Open, D-Townswing and Bavarian Open
* I was placed 5th in Sophisticated JnJ at UK&European WCS Championships with Neil Mayes
* I was placed 5th in Sophisticated JnJ at Liberty Swing with Dominique Morinsm
* I won Sophisticated JnJ at WCS Festival with András Visnyai-Nagy
* I made it into Intermediate finals at D-Townswing and Liberty Swing
* I was placed 3rd in Intermediate JnJ at KIWI Fest with Jean-Nicolas Winter
* I won Intermediate JnJ at TOSHC with Pascal Emond
Thanks to the lovely Hugo Miguez and Stacy Kay for guiding my through this journey of getting the best out of me and finding my own style, my Bestie Westie Mariska Visser for making my journey even more fun.
Thanks to all the leaders (and followers) who danced with me in competition and during socials! The German Manschaft and all the lovely people I met! You all made a difference and helped me becoming a better dancer and a better person.
I probably forgot something or someone ....🤔.... but I'm so ready for the next 366 days. Tons of stuff to work on as a dancer and as a "babyteacher". Let's see how far I can grow in my dancing this year and if I manage to unlock the next level 🙂
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