I’m happy to report that my breakdance group killed it during our final performance this evening as part of the PMT Fall Dance Showcase. We nailed a long, difficult routine, with multiple formations, duets, solos and lots of group work. And most importantly, I didn’t fuck up my part.
Our teacher Pavan was estatic and the crowd really loved it. Big ups to Pavan for convincing us that we could do it, and leading us through lots of rough patches along the way. Such a patient and skilled teacher and dancer. And the rest of the crew — Eli, Matt, Trevor, Will and Marie — you guys are just awesome and so much fun to work with.
For someone of my advanced years to finally get to breakdance in front of an audience fulfills a lifelong dream that started the first time I saw breaking in the movies "Beat Street" and "Breakin" as a child. It’s taken me that long to get the confidence and opportunity to learn this incredible dance form.
I wish this had happened 20 years ago, but I’m happy that I finally got there. And I’m hungry to learn more.