Wow, what a night. The lead up to my very first show was full of mixed emotions, the stress of making sure I had every part of my costumes organised down to manicures and hair clips, the anxiety and making scenarios in my head of what I’d do when I’d roll my ankle and fall off the stage, or what I’d do if I had a nip slip ( tits out, tassels on and wink whilst strutting off the stage) or perhaps even if I got to drunk before I got on stage and fell all over the place in front of 350 people. but the excitement made my stress and anxiety lessen, the thought of feeling glamorous, hair and makeup done, boobs tucked in, and costumes sprayed in multiple cans of glitter, I new I was ready.
It felt like the longest wait since starting my first class in February, but my god did show time come around quick!
A little time to help Jordyn set up and make the room look AMAZING, a quick drink or two while I waited for my makeup and hair to be done, and lots of extra helping hands to get me ready when I lost track of time and realised I was due to be on stage in 10 minutes, the nerves really started to kick in.
I never realised how much I missed the smell of 75 girls worth of hair and glitter spray, the crampyness of the backstage change rooms, and the suitcases packed full of lingerie and gorgeous costumes.
Our gorgeous stage manager Starr and her 2IC David were so encouraging and helped us get our shit together behind the scenes. before I new it, the curtains were opening and I could already hear my family in the crowd screaming my name ( off putting, but exciting)
No words can explain the feeling you get dancing along side your best friends and completely becoming your alter ego.
The night went way too quick, and was by far one of the most empowering, incredible experiences. But unfortunately, the next day, I was diagnosed with post show depression, yep, it was a struggle. But, thank goodness we are straight back into our classes and making new friends and most importantly, new routines.
A very very big thank you to the wonderful, inspiring, teacher that I’m blessed to call mine, JORDACIOUS, you made one socially awkward, uncoordinated lizard turn into a still very unco and sometimes socially awkward, but bad ass, sass pot. the confidence you have given me, the encouragement, and goals you have helped me achieve, I cant seem to thank you enough. your stuck with me now my girl.
Posted on Wed, October 12, 2016
by Jordyn Clancy