I don’t care what happens today as long as I get to teach my tracks, from start to finish, on stage in studio one… and preferably in front of a live class!
I’m feeling a little disheartened. I’ve travelled so far to be here and I feel like the opportunity is falling through my fingertips a little. Class one of the day done and it looks like someone is on my side! Woo hoo!!! No technical drama, and so on day 4 of rehearsals I finally get to teach both of my tracks! It feels like it’s been an enormous wait leading up to this moment.
Glen is rehearsing with us now too and he has an inexplicable calming way about him. It sounds a little pathetic, but I knew things would be okay after he joined us this morning. He brings an amazing element to the team, and it’s great to finally have the whole crew working together on stage. Oh… and I went crazy in lunges. It was a pure Braveheart moment, “freedom……”! Glen was with me all way; we forgot about the music entirely and jumped out of the lunges like it was the last time we would ever be on stage. It was awesome!
I’ve donned the kilt between classes. I’m not going to wear it on stage tonight, but I’m feeling great sense of pride after that last rehearsal. I’m dying to get back up there at 5.10 pm for round two. Again, I want to put in a solid performance from start to finish. There’s a great energy in the class, and the team performs really well. Now that I’ve stopped stressing about the music and microphone, I can connect to the class a lot better, (I’m a man after all, and I can’t focus on two things at once)!
I’m more relieved than anything at this stage, and we have been sent home for an early night. We also have the day off tomorrow! It’s been a stressful few days in ways that I never anticipated, and I think that some down-time will help me get through the chaos that will be filming week.