Tonight’s BBA session was really great. My little brother, Brian Phetmeuangmay, was finally able to come back to session after injuring his back 2 months ago. Its been a while since I got to share the dance floor with him, and what better way to come back then to ask me to go rounds with him.
I was really excited to go rounds with Brian. We went for a good fifteen minutes (according to Ken’s recording). Back and forth, we exchanged our conversations in the form of a battle. Its been a while since I’ve seen my brother dance, and he put everything out on the table.
Those rounds with my brother definitely taught me a lot about myself as a dancer. I took some time with my bro Ken to evaluate my dance progress. I watched the recording and watched Brian bring it hard and I responded with everything I had. I was really happy to know that my dance was going somewhere, but at the same time I had that feeling of “must get better”.
I have really high expectations for myself. Not only as a son, a brother, a student, a friend, but as a dancer as well. And yes, I know that I’ve progressed over the last year, but I’m still itching to get better. I’m really, really hungry right now. I want to be able to practice hard and take my dance somewhere in my life. And I’m really blessed to share it with the people who mean a lot to me.
I thank God for blessing me with this craft, this form of art. I thank my brother Brian for always constantly walking with me even through dance. Brother, I’m really glad that we went rounds tonight. Its been way over-due, but nonetheless I’m happy that we got to dance together again. I learned a lot through our battle. Great job bringing it hard tonight, and thanks for pushing me to my limits and further. And I want to thank everyone who has contributed to my growth as a dancer. Ken, David, Julz, and everyone else in BBA. I wouldn’t be the dancer I am today if it weren’t for all of your support and encouragement. I’m so blessed to be part of such an amazing group of people.
Let’s keep training, let’s keep doing work, let’s progress, and let’s stay hungry and humble. Do work.