I wanted to write my physical therapist a thankyou post card from India – I climbed all over Hampi with no balance or strength issues and fully enjoyed myself. But I didn’t count myself as healed until I did the dance routine that sprained my ankle with NO problem on stage at the Boston Burlesque Expo in April 2010.
lakshmi_amman's Life List
1. loose 20 pounds
2. Learn flamenco.
3. go on tour
4. have a secret underground lair
5. Learn Kannada
6. Return to India
7. Learn Kalaripayattu
8. Present a paper
9. keep in touch with old friends
10. visit New Zealand
11. do my arangetram
12. make the Boston Babydolls Burlesque Troupe a success
13. stop biting my nails
14. renovate shed into a nice place
How I did it: I did the following: went to the emergency room immediately and got an X-Ray went to an orthopedist the next day and got a good brace, and a script for physical therapy found a physical therapist who specialized in dancers at a training center that was specially designed for athletes (Katz) did 2 solid months of PT, two times a week, and my exercises daily as directed stayed in dance related activities, including performing a sitting… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I took the cheap, slow and steady route. My work offered educational assistance - full tuition if you get an A or B is pretty typical. I took 1 course at a time, and completed the master's in 3 years. It became a life-style choice after a while - doing homework was just part of the weekly grind. Read how I did it…
How I did it: For me, it started with seeing a fabulous show in London. Two of my best friends started a troupe and I came running. It didn't hurt that I had hardcore dance and costume experience in other venues, so I didn't take any classes, I just jumped in.How you join will have a lot to do with what you want out of the experience and what you want to put in. Here's some options: Classes - they run the range from practical, t… Read how I did it…
I have a scary shed on the back of my property. Technically it’s a garage, but without automatic doors, I use it as a shed. This is the year – good bye scary garage, hello new awesome shed. I’m looking at sheds that are prefab and hiring my favorite general contractor for demolition.
After two lessons I’m hooked. Right now it’s a dream on hold, but I’ll get to it… someday…
There’s just too much awesome dance in the world and not enough time to master it all.