Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wishing I Was at Dance Camp

Some of my adult Irish dance friends are off at Camp Rince Ceol, and I am so wishing I could someday attend. Last year, I had just started a new job, so I couldn't get off work. This year, I've got a five month old who I've never left for one overnight, let alone a whole week. So I think to myself, maybe next year I can go. Little boy will be 1 1/2, and my parents would love to have him for a week at Grandma and Grandpa's. But we will probably be moving again next year, so I don't know if it would make sense to go to CRC with steps from my current school in July, only to switch schools and learn new steps in September. Maybe we will have already moved by then. We think we are at this duty station for 2 years, but my husband was saying that we could have to move earlier. It's happened before. I've already started researching schools in some of the areas we might end up in. One place has no Irish dance schools, one has a few different options (including one school taught by a former adult dancer), and another area has several schools, but bad traffic, so I'm not sure what school would actually work out. Where I live now has bad traffic, so location and class time were major factors in my school decision (although my current school was so accommodating over the whole pregnancy/postpartum period, I am just so thankful I ended up there). Maybe it is too soon to worry about it, but I like to have a plan. Unfortunately, military wives don't always have the luxury of being able to plan ahead. So since I don't know where I will be next Oireachtas season, I am really hoping to get to do traditional set this year. Hopefully I will get to talk to my teacher about it tomorrow. We've also got some family stuff going on right after Oireachtas, so it might not work out anyways, or we may have to fly there to reduce travel time, which is more expensive and I haven't flown with the baby yet. At least I am selling some stuff on eBay to help make some money for dance-related expenses. Also, I learned that by entering my weight and other fitness stuff on the Walgreens site, I can earn points, which can end up saving me money. I jogged tonight, and my 1.5 mile time is about what my 2 mile time should be. Hopefully I will get there soon. Tomorrow is dance class, so hopefully I will have more of an update and fewer worries on my mind.

1 comment:

  1. I feel you about CRC...I'm so sad I'm missing it this year. But adult responsibilities trump things sometimes.

    Wow, moving already! You are brave girl. I moved ten minutes down the road and it was a huge thing for me, I can only imagine, new parts of the country. Too bad you aren't moving to New England. I could hook up with a TC that's very adult friendly. :)

    Good luck!