2 – hour Master Class with Jocelyn Mastro
Taking classes from one of my idols was everything I hoped it would be and more! Did I catch on to all the chorography? No! Did I feel a little lost at times? YES! To me this is what its about, trying new styles, asking questions, and giving it all I have. I left her class feeling motivated and inspired to work on my technique and pushing myself even more in dance classes back home!
With so much experience and so much knowledge about the industry, she is just truly inspiring! I am so lucky to call her my friend and to have such a wonderful role model to look up to on many different levels.
Photoshoot and Video Shoot for Soel Dancewear
This was the ultimate highlight of the trip as we spent many hours together as a team, dancing, bonding, making tons of TikTok’s and getting first looks at all the new arrivals before they drop! (I am convinced I need one of everything!) To see more of what’s to come visit @soeldancewear on Instagram and set your notifications to be the first to know when the Video drops! 😉
Down Time with the Girls
Bowling is not my strong suit, but I love it! It was so much fun to relax and spend some time with the girls doing something a little different.
We were invited to spend the evening at Mel’s (co-owner of Soel) house where we took part in designing new dancewear. Each of us created a couple of styles and then went through all the fabrics to pick out our favorites. This was so fun to see all the different styles each of my team members created and how they vary from different regions as to what’s trending in that area. (this also gave us insight on the beginning process that Jayme (co-owner of Soel) does when creating new designs).
I am so grateful for all the amazing opportunities that Soel Dancewear has given me over the years, but this Retreat is by far one of my most cherished memories! Extra security checkpoints at airport, mask marks on my ears and muffled voices, the constant smell of hand sanitizer as my new perfume, car rides through the beautiful mountains with no stop lights, time zone change had me all confused, late night laughs with the girls at the hotel, comparing stinky feet and giving each other foot baths, tiktoks galore, hide and seek under the stairs, late night prank calls to each others rooms and so much more…
This was a trip that I will never forget! I was able to meet so many amazing, talented, and gorgeous girls who each hold a special place in my heart. I am so thankful for all the safety measures Soel had in place for each event throughout the weekend, this really helped with keeping all of the dancers and parents safe and healthy as we returned home to our families.