The dance show is coming up, and the different groups I dance with have been amping up the rehearsal time. Rehearsal times have nearly doubled—but it makes me so HAPPY! :D…more time to dance during the week!
Last night, my fellow Techer ballerinas and I showed up at the Braun gym to run our piece. Unfortunately, the dance room was taken up by ballroom dancers (scheduling conflict?)….O_O We quickly resorted to moving our rehearsal space into a racquetball court. This usually doesn’t happen..but I guess with the dance show quickly approaching…everyone is itching to get their pieces perfected.
Nevertheless, we rehearsed our piece sans music and mirrors (It’s probably better to not have mirrors since we need to get used to them not being there for the actual performance). The floor was almost the same as what we are used to…so it was a good alternative.
After the men’s basketball game ended and the crowd cleared out, we migrated into the basketball court. Thank goodness for more space (was feeling claustrophobic in the tiny racquetball court) and outlets so we could rehearse with music.
LOL–there were basketball pick-up games sharing our rehearsal space, and people running on treadmills upstairs could watch us….we could always use an audience I guess :P
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Every midterm week and final week, Page House Peer Advocates (PAs) put on a de-stressing event. This term for midterms, the PAs hosted a painting night in conjunction with a Page dessert night. (Every Thursday, the House gives $60 to a pageboy (a member of Page) to buy a bunch of dessert and snacks for the house for dessert night.). They provided canvases, paint brushes, and a variety of paint colors for the night. It was a really fun and relaxing time to stop working on sets or studying for midterms for a bit and hangout with friends.
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.
One of Caltech’s many clubs is the RISE tutoring program, where undergraduate students connect with local high schoolers and provide tutoring in various STEM subjects. I only became a tutor this academic year, but the experience has been so rewarding for me and, hopefully, also for the students I tutor.