by Cecile Cinco
Since 2003, I had the privilege to be part of an annual show regularly. Before that year, opportunities were few. Not that I sought for it. It was just there and I took the step to go ahead and try. When I tried it, I made sure I finished. It was only in 2003, though, that my participation became regular till now.
I’m not a dancer. I don’t even have grace. It takes so much time for me to learn each step. I’m one of those who, you can say, got two left feet. Good thing, those who are teaching are patient enough to see me through the end. Actually, all in the family are involved. Each of us got a part to play in the show.
It is the Festival Show that we are preparing for, which is one of the activities during the Feast of Tabernacles in Baguio City coming October. Since 2003, I can’t remember for sure how many folk dances I have learned to dance. Roughly 20, I guess. They are not all local. Some are folk dances from other countries as well. This time, though, I’m part of Kuratsa or Curacha, which hailed from the Visayas.
We had our last practice before we all combine next week. It’s far from perfect but at least we already know what step follows the next. All we need now is grace. I’m having quite a hard time moving my hips.
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