February has historically been my least favorite, least productive, most miserable month of the year. This month has been no different until recently...and now as the last week or so of February approaches I'm finding myself with lots of exciting things going on, thank goodness.
Going from my insane schedule before New Year's to my current "normal person" kind of schedule feels like going from a marathon to a snail's pace, and it has taken some getting used to.
Anyway, good thing number one is that I get to go back onstage at Radio City next week!
Through a friend of a friend I found out they were looking for dancers for a weekend concert of David Byrne at Radio City (I admit, I had not a clue as to who he was until this came up). After some up in the air time, today I finally got confirmation that I'll be participating. It's just a brief part, but I get paid AND I get to return to my favorite stage far sooner than expected. We rehearse two days next week and then we're on Friday and Saturday at 8pm next weekend. Yay!
Good thing number two is that I got a scholarship to a summer intensive in Austria!
Since about November I've had this undying urge to travel to Europe. So much so that I had scouted out plane tickets and youth hostels and had everything planned as if I had won the lottery and were really going. I've never been anywhere outside the US (except the island of Aruba when I was young) and am majorly jealous of many college friends spending a semester abroad (in London, Italy, etc...). SO I was extremely pleased to hear I had been accepted to and even gotten a partial scholarship to this month long program in beautiful Salzburg, Austria. Unfortunately I still don't know if I'll be able to actually go yet...It's still so expensive for flights and so on but...we'll see.
Besides that audition season has been fairly glum...not many opportunities, and there are about a thousand people going to everything that is actually auditioning. I did make it through a Hubbard Street Dance Chicago audition the other day but...waiting to hear results.
Another reminder for this panel I'm speaking at next week for Career Transition for Dancers. It's on dance and blogging. My question to readers for the day is this: If you were attending this "Career Conversation" what kinds of things would you be interested in hearing about? Do you have questions about dance blogging? What are some of your favorite dance blogs? How can bloggers improve/catch your attention?
Feel free to comment and leave your answers! I want to give a helpful presentation and it will definitely help me to hear from you...