Saturday, January 23, 2010

Take It To The Next Level

Ok, so I've been taking salsa lessons, as you all know (I seem to talk about it a lot, yeah, sorry).

I have been learning at the intermediate level for this past half year, and now I (think) I am ready for a change. A step up, perhaps.

I'm still a little intimidated with the idea of moving up to the advanced class. I know I shouldn't be-- the reason I had stuck with these particular instructors, and this particular group was because they are just great, so wonderful, helpful and fun.

I will be fine, the beginning is always awkward, the perfectionist and closet overachiever in me will fret that everyone else is making me look like a neophyte-- but that will pass soon enough. I'll catch up, quick-like, and be glad I made the decision to be brave and just get to it.

That doesn't make me any less intimidated, though.

So I've been mulling over my options. The instructors just introduced two new early bird specials for lessons next month: thirty-five dollars for any four lessons that month (maybe I can do a sampler?), and one-hundred dollars gets you unlimited access to lessons. Unlimited. Did you hear me the last time? Let me say it again: UNLIMITED. That one word sounded so sweet and tempting to me. I want it! I want to do as many lessons as humanly possible. Can I though? Is that pushing it? Fitting in one lesson a week between school and life is already kind of nuts. Hmmm...

There is also the possibility of semi-private lessons. Upside: more individual attention and fine- tuning to my technique. Downside: too pricey for the amount of time offered.

Any suggestions out there? The hundred dollar deal is sounding prettier by the moment, but someone might just pop an idea on me that I hadn't considered, something brilliant.

Oh-- my instructor told me last night that I "danced beautifully." Is that a sign? To do what-- go ahead and take the darn advanced classes? Or practice, practice, practice...?

I think she was just trying to bolster my spirits and be kind. Sigh.

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