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I've been senior student in the Basics class at the dojo for quite some time now. And I have really loved it;I adore Bill, our instructor, and being his uke has been both ejoyable and humiliating,sometimes simultaneously.
But its starting to feel like its time to move along to the Tuesday night class and concentrate on technique. And I just don't have it in me to do the two in a row. And there are suddenly several things happening on Monday nights that I really want to do.
I have an opportunity to practice with one of the best Grateful Dead cover bands in the Bay Area, and would give me a chance to dance to live music that I love once a week. There are monthy bondage workshops in the city and a new friend who likes to play with rope( though thats the entire extent of the relationship-bondage with no strings!). There's Irish dancing in Berkeley. Like I can even think about dancing right now cuz
I was getting thrown last night and my toe got stuck in something and I'm all taped up now and hobbling about with a stick and ain't dancing or training for a week. Good thing I danced for Hours Sunday & Monday! And I'll watch class tomorrow night...
But I digress-
The Monday night class is very small and Bill drives a fair way to get here to teach, so needs a minimum number of students, and I'm afraid if I'm not there to keep numbers over two he'll give up teaching the class entirely and that wouldn't be good, we Need a basics class!
Got a couple of weeks till I need to start making Choices. Don't wanna.