Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Whoohoo! My 1st Stage Dance Performance, and I did not Trip

Tsinghua University — in Chinglish, I should call her my “mother school” — is where I did my undergrad. She just celebrated her 100th anniversary. The Northern American Tsinghua Alumni Association put together a Variety Show on May 24, 2011 in Flint Center, Cupertino.  It was half a year ago, my good friend Hua asked me to join her in a dance practice. I remember having a good time when I tried ballroom dance during a brief period when I was unattached, so I said sure.  Little did I know, many members in the group had previous or current dance training. Oh well, if all these years of rock climbing and mountain biking taught me one thing, that is, I can’t be the worst. I’m in!

It turned out to be a big commitment — the weekly (on Monday night in Cupertino) practice lasted half a year without a break through the holidays. I got to meet and spend time with more than two dozen beautiful and talented ladies and five energetic young boys (now grad students at Stanford). I’m proud to say that we put on two dances successfully. I even rode my bike across the stage!

Erik and my friend Bryn watched the show — four hour long without an intermission. Not understanding the words, they say they had a good time. I was amazed.

More photos and videos will probably come in slowly. (Erik did not take photos because the granny usher lady told him that if he brought his camera in, she would throw him out.)

Can you tell which one is me?

Our ribbon formation and transformation got people amazed.

2 Responses

  1. Patrick Herlihyon 23 May 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Glad to see you do actually still ride a bike 🙂 You & Erik come up on nearly every Coe ride – you’re missed!

  2. mudwormon 23 May 2011 at 3:03 pm

    oooowwww, that almost made me cry. Coe and the Coe gang also come up in our conversations a lot. We miss you too!