The Paradisaea end of semester showcase was June 15th and the theme was Through the Eyes of Tim Burton. The Sunday night class I’m in did a routine to a song from Beetlejuice. This routine was exciting for me, as I got placed in the middle because I was the one consistently getting the tricks. It was big for me since when I first started silks, I was given easier tricks to perform at the recitals, now I’m being challenged with more advanced tricks and being placed in the center. I felt like I practised enough and was ready, wasn’t even really nervous. The showcase went really well and so did our routine. The only disappointing part was I didn’t have any friends or family there to watch me. I work so hard and I don’t think people realize how much it means to me to have them there to support me.