Last night, we debuted our new WCS routine at the Gatineau Salsafair event. We were honoured to be the only non-Latin performers and instructors invited, giving us a chance to spread the love of our favorite dance to the Salsa community.
It was an excellent performance experience and nearly perfect. The best thing about “nearly” perfect is that we were able to seamlessly cover up and/or recover from a couple of glitches – it’s mentally important to have that kind of confidence, to go through the experience successfully.
This routine is deliberately at the opposite end of the spectrum from our previous routine and it’s a lot of fun to show off our skills with “pure Swing” dancing, speed and high energy. It’s also a true pleasure to be able to express pure joy in this choreography (our previous routine was very dark and moody).
This performance was our milestone “launch” of version 1.0 of the routine. We’ll be making a few changes to some of the choreography, but our main focus now will be on continuing to polish, increase our precision and go deeper into elements of performance.
We have a few local performances lined up before our first competition in June, at Liberty Swing in New Jersey.
It feels great to have reached this point!