well, i did it! here i am, doing my first solo performance, with a big cheesy smile, and i was shaking like a leaf! i did o.k, i think. i haven't seen the video of it yet, but my daughter took this photo, and my instructor, melody, took video, so we shall see (maybe tomorrow) how it really looked! everyone was very nice and supportive, and said i did good, and that they couldn't see how very nervous i was. i only switched my mind about my costume three times last week, before saturday night of the performance! and i think i only left out one part of the choreography, so i had a little time where i was ahead of the music, but i had practiced it so much, that i had it happen several times where i had time left over, so i had a move to 'fill' the unexpected "oops, i forgot something" part! i just did hip circles until the music was where i was. and i got flowers from my instructor for doing my first solo, how sweet was that!