my first pair of heels

earlyish tap performance

you can’t imagine how excited I was to learn that our whole class would be required to purchase character shoes for our recital. nevermind that today I’d rather dance in flats than anything else — back then I was thrilled to approximate anything I’d seen in the golden era musical movies.

only adding to my excitement was that we were wearing tastefully sparkling black costumes with swishing fringe – a far cry from the previous year’s sequins-cuffed capris and matching one-shoulder crop top (filled by nothing), splashed with at least three starkly contrasting hues of the fluorescent persuasion. The feather was a bit much, but you have to pick your battles.

more recent footage here.

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