By: Brenda Gova
Chapter #1 Dance Lessons
It was a sad day when I had to leave the convent (and Sister Marie). We were both crying our hearts out, but I was now 18 and I had to meet the world some day. So my mom thanked the Sisters and drove me home to my new life as a ‘young lady’. I really wasn’t prepared for what I was in for. I didn’t even have a clue what was in store for me, all the housework, beauty preparation before stepping out in public, and dancing lessons, both social and private ballerina lessons.
But things went well after the first day, when I settled down and actually met the girls. They even introduced me to ‘Suzie’, another ‘girlie-boy like me, who I immediately liked. He was a year ahead of me so he helped me with my moves. We worked really hard preparing for our first recital which was scheduled in two months. During this time we became fast friends taking our dance breaks together and just talking ‘girl’ talk. She was so nice, and beautiful, I wanted to take her to bed with me (‘stop that Brian’ I thought to myself). So we centered our talks on the upcoming recital.
So Suzie and I practiced twice as hard to get our moves as perfect as possible. Then the instructor announced ‘Oh, I forgot to say a trophy will be awarded to the one the judges find as ‘The Best Prima Donna Ballerina’ in the class. Hearing that Suzie and I split-up to practice alone (I didn’t want her to see what I was planning, giggle). Great, I had only two day to get my routine perfected and I didn’t even have a plan.
Walking out on stage I faced the audience, gave them a polite curtsey (they gave me an unexpected applause) and I started dancing. After every completed move they would applaud, smile, and cheer. But after the flying ‘Jete’, the clapping and cheers were especially loud. So I knew they liked that one (tee-hee).
Then my mom and Amelia appeared and gave me a gig hug saying ‘Oh son, I’m so proud of you. You danced so well and were so beautiful on stage, I love you son’. Then Amelia came over and gave me a big kiss right on the lips, which really surprised me (but I liked it).
Backstage, in our dressing room, Suzie grabbed me and holding me tight gave me ‘tongue in throat’ kiss. It was my first, but I smiled and said ‘Wow’ Suzie, that was good. There’s plenty more where that came from dear, she smiled. Yes, I said (my head was spinning with plans for our next encounter). So we finished putting our clothes on, mine was a tight ‘A’ line dress and Suzie had a flared Mini-skirt and a white silk blouse. He looked beautiful. I smiled and gave her a big hug and whispered in his ear ‘I guess we’re girlfriends now (tee-hee).
Mom broke my train of thought by saying ‘you better wipe your face dear we’re at the Drug Store and girls don’t broadcast that their easy (giggle)’. ‘OH MY GOD’ I exclaimed! Suzie’s lipstick kisses were all over me!
I better stop here, in the Drug Store is another story.