Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Choreo Coaching – Girl Power!!

Last Monday and Tuesday nights were highly energetic with the awesome Erin Howden in the house, fine tuning and energizing our performances for Vegas. It was hard work – it was hot and sticky (I said sticky – not stinky J ) – it was exciting – it was so worth it!

After giving it her all and in a sweat, this blogger left the rehearsal hall on the second night to go home and finish packing as her beloved East Coast was calling. I slipped on my commitment to blog weekly as time with family and friends and La Fête des Acadiens last week kept me away from my computer!

If I was to sum up where we are at, I would say that the chorus, Sandie and her Team are precisely where one would expect them to be at this time in the journey to the International stage in Vegas in October. Is there still work to be done – absolutely! Are we up for it – you better believe it! Will we each and every one of us give it our all to achieve our ultimate goal! Well yaaaaa!!

Our walk to Vegas coordinator, Nora, is leading us across the great US of A and in true educator form. Can you tell she was a teacher. Here follows her status report for week three! CSC ladies, we are unstoppable!!

“Ladies! We made it, safe and sound, to Las Vegas! Oh, my goodness, what a wild and crazy town. Good thing we’ve done some walking “practice” cause everything seems far away in Sin City. No problem for a group who has prepared themselves, though! Hope you enjoyed your stay in the city, with all it’s bright lights and razzle dazzle.

Our homeward trek is much more scenic; we have 1600 +/-kilometres done on our way back to Ottawa. That means we’ve passed through Utah and Colorado (very picturesque!) and we’ve now stopped for a break in none other than North Platte, Nebraska. The Bailey Yard was fascinating! It is the world's largest rail distribution center and we could see train cars rolling down different tracks, waiting for their engine to pick them up. The viewing tower gave us a great picture of the yard and the docent was friendly and knowledgeable. Had it not been for the development of railways it is doubtful if the Continental United States would spread from coast to coast as it does. Apart from the north-eastern corridor and a few commuter routes, there is no real passenger service available nowadays, but the US still depends heavily on the huge quantities of freight moved by rail.
Last week, we (collectively) walked 1818.61 kilometres. Very good!! Team Spring/Summer logged the greatest distance, walking 716.79 kilometres. Well done, girls! The other teams weren’t far behind with team Winter walking 553.38 km. and team Fall/Autumn walking 548.44. A super effort!

We might make it back to Nepean for rehearsal on Tuesday evening if we put a bit of an extra push on in the next few days.....it’s pretty flat going across the midwest. It does sound likeSaturday and Sunday will be hot and sunny so, lots of water when you’re out walking! Have fun!!”

And we get to do it again at rehearsal tonight! Bring you’re A game ladies – ALL IN!!

JD Crowe

Chorus Candids
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