I just experienced, for me, one of the most eventful weekends at Judson in my two years here.
The weekend began with a trip to T-Town with my roommate. Both she and I were invited to Marion Military’s spring formal Friday night. Anna decided that she wanted to get her hair done by a professional, so we made the almost hour drive to Tuscaloosa at lunch time on Friday. I kid you not, she spent three hours in the chair getting her thick board straight hair into a curly up-do. I did my own hair, make-up, and nails in the salon as I waited on her. Oh, what we young ladies do in order to prepare for such an evening.
The whole T-Town excursion took about 4 ½ hours in all. When we got back we rushed to get ready completely and we were off to the formal a little bit after six. The night was a lot of fun. We ate, watched skits, and danced that night away. We left the dance around eleven, but our night was far from over.
Both Anna and I went to the formal with guys that we have been participating in a dance class with at Judson for the past three months. A few weeks ago we decided that we wanted to perform a dance that we learned in a community Gala sponsored by Judson. The Gala was scheduled for Saturday night.
After we left the formal, we went to dance rehearsal. Nerves seemed to be high, and we were focused on trying to get things together for the Gala. At about 1 a.m. my feet were exhausted, and we called it quits for the night.
I was so tired, I slept in Saturday. We had one last rehearsal in the afternoon, and then we were ready to perform. We danced the Rumba at the Gala, and our group was the first to perform. I think that the dance went well. Some of the other performances included a “Broadway-like” dance performance, a brother/sister instrument duet, and former Judson students singing and playing their guitars. The night was fantastic, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to perform a dance in front of an audience. It is something that I have always wanted to do.
I was so tired Sunday, but of course I found time to play ultimate frisbee with Judson girls and MMI cadets Sunday afternoon.
Overall I think that the weekend was wonderful. I definitely won’t forget it!
For the love of Mother Judson, Anne Kirtley, and Sandra Fowler!