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A Day In The Life: Keenan
I wake up at 8:00am to a motivational video as my alarm, and head straight to the gym. There, I do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight lifting and/or plyometric workout. Around 9:00 I head home and eat 3 eggs and half a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.
After breakfast, I do everything I need to do to get ready for the day – it usually takes about an hour. Then I have from 10-11 to do whatever I need to get into the right headspace for the day. Sometimes I read, sometimes I play video games, sometimes I relax to some Netflix.
At 11:00am, we leave for work. After our 30 minute commute, we practice for an hour. Usually our practice includes: a warmup, a round of dancing our competitive routines with music, and then we work on cleaning our routines up, or our technical skill. Sometimes we relax and just dance without worrying about all the little things. (Those are the best practices.)
At 12:30 we eat lunch, usually chicken and rice or potatoes, and get ready to teach.
Starting at 1 is our work day. Usually during the first few hours of work I study for my next exam. I study all the steps and variations, alignments, and amounts of turns, and everything else associated with every step, one dance at a time.
At 5:00 everyone has dinner. Usually we have a lot of fun laughing about whatever is on facebook or whatever terrible joke Chris brings with him.
After dinner we jump back into dance with group classes. It is always fun to interact with students and other teachers in group classes. Interspersed throughout the day are my favorite parts of the day: teaching lessons!
Teaching is the best because I get to share a part of myself with someone else. A time when I get to touch another’s life and help them have a better day. I hope that every student I teach leaves happier than they came in.
We also sometimes have dance sessions with Danila or Nuria to improve our dancing and teaching.
Whatever fun the day holds after work, and at 10:00pm Laura and I do one last round of our dancing to finish the day. Then we go home and relax a little before bed, and start it all over again.