On Sunday our Highland Dance Group had our informal debut at Car Free days in Vancouver’s west end. Shot of Scotch Vancouver has been rehearsing/getting into condition over the past couple months, and we decided we’re ready to get out on dry land. And thankfully, the weather held out and the land was dry – at least for the duration of our set. We got a nice little crowd, and drew the usual “Nice Skirts!” and “Scotland!” comments while walking down Denman in our Kitls.
Three of us performed – and each of us was a little nervous, a little tired and a little under the weather – but once we got going it was all good. This was a mini-test for me to see how my dance legs could hold up in a performance, and I’m glad to say I am not at all physically destroyed by our set. I was a little sore the next day, but all in all I’m feeling stronger and ready to take on a bigger challenge. We’ll be dancing again this Saturday at the BC Highland Games. I’m looking forward to it, and also looking forward to being at a highland games again – I can’t remember the last time, probably a decade at least!! After that – I have about 3 weeks til Basel, Switzerland. Judging from where I’m at now – I think I’ll be feeling prepared when the time comes. Just gotta keep it up! Definitley isn’t as easy as it was when I was younger, but absolutely more rewarding.