Sorry… every time I talk about Oklahoma, someone sings that song. Most of the time it’s me. I can’t help it, it’s catch-y.
Anyway, yes, I spent my Memorial weekend from Friday til Monday in Oklahoma. Why? Because I dance for the National Dance Alliance (
“NDA”, a company based out of Texas) and Oklahoma is where our first camp of the year is… and it’s pretty centrally located anyway.
I love Oklahoma. Sure, it’s a tad flat and yes, they aren’t experiencing the best weather at the moment (Read: devastating tornadoes) but nonetheless, it’s a very nice state. If you haven’t been, I recommend checking it out. Even if it’s just to see the University of Oklahoma at Norman. If you went to a tiny college like mine, the campus alone will blow your mind.
I spent the weekend seeing some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. It is a rare occasion (only once a year) when I see some of the NDA staff because we come from all different states and don’t always get to work together. But even only seeing them once or twice a year, when we get together for staff meeting, it’s like I saw them yesterday. We are one big family and it’s one of the reasons why I love my job with them.
So camps for this summer.. so far I have 6 and I want at least 3-4 more. At least. As of right now, I will be spending my summer bouncing around Maryland, Kentucky, New York (twice), Wisconsin (never been there before) and Rhode Island throughout July and August and will hopefully find a camp or two towards the end of June.
Oh – and some unrelated exciting news…
First – my DanceWorks Boston show is this Thursday and Friday! The culmination of 4 months of very hard work and the curtain goes up tomorrow! I am so lucky to be apart of DWB, have met some amazing people and get to do what I love. I haven’t been in a “recital” of sorts since my senior year of high school (no, college nationals doesn’t count) so I’m really looking forward to performing on the BU Dance Theater stage. (PS – there are still tickets for sale if you want to go but they are selling out fast.)
Second – a few weeks ago, I entered the Boston Bruncher’s June event contest to win a complimentary brunch at the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. I found out yesterday, via Twitter, that I was one of the 6 chosen to attend! Needless to say, I have never been to the Bristol Lounge or the Four Seasons Boston so I am very much looking forward to this brunch. It’s next Sunday and I will be sure to borrow a camera from someone to take lots of pictures and bring you a full recap of the yummy food I get to eat.
Finally, my good friend Megan from Cooking Whims got engaged over the weekend to her boyfriend, now fiance, of 6 and 1/2 years! Congrats MK & Chris!!