I went to the Folsom Lake campus yesterday to find my classroom so I would be prepared on Monday when I arrive for my first class. First of all, let me say that Folsom Lake is a thousand times more awesome than American River College. I can say that because I spent 4 years there. FLC is so fresh and clean and new. This excites me.
What excites me more is that when I went to the Physical Education building and walked up the stairs, I saw my classroom. When I peeked in the doors, I saw a room lined with a barre and more portable barres in the middle of the room. I almost cried. I am getting emotional just writing this. Dance was such a huge part of my life for so many years and it really pained me to leave it behind for school and work and life. I wish they offered more dance classes after work so I could take jazz and hip hop too, but ballet will have to do for now. I am excited to get back to the basics of the positions and stretching and I am going to try to take it for what it is and not get frustrated or bored with the pace of the class if it's too slow.
If I could afford to take classes at a studio, I would, but all the people I used to dance with and would love to join again happen to dance at the most expensive studio ever. So, for now, the college campus will have to be my fix.