Overheard During Slides Of Strength
Slides of Strength, a time where dancers get to slide down a runway of baby powder and receive 10-second massagers, just wrapped up. The purpose of the event is to give dancers the strength to stay standing. Being one of their personal masseuses, I found it was the perfect way to capture the dancers’ comments after they had been on their feet for almost 10 hours.
Annoyed girl in hot pink tutu: “There’s no way that was 10 seconds.”
Small boy, clearly about to fall over: “Oh god. I can’t stand back up.”
Girl about to fall asleep on the mat: “Will someone pick me up?”
OPP captain, looking at his friend: “Is someone massaging my butt…? Whatever.”
Girl who appeared to be close to tears: “Can I have another turn?”
Guy clapping his hands, creating a cloud of baby powder: “So. Much. Baby. Powder.”
Girl with perfectly curled blonde hair and sparkly eye shadow: “Thank god.”
Girl to her (assumed) best friend: “We landed in the same exact spot!”
Girl who looked honestly disappointed: “I should have slid up further so that cute guy could massage me.”
Guy in muscle t-shirt: “That was the best 10 seconds of my life.”
Girl with her face pressed to the mat: “Stop counting down so quickly.”
Annoyed boy with blue bandana: “What kind of 10 seconds was that?”
Girl in pink tank: “That was the most amazing thing of my whole entire life.”
Muscular boy: “Oh my god, you are an angel.”
You know when someone calls you an angel after a 10-second, one-handed massage, they must really be hurting. Hopefully the full trash can of empty baby powder bottles helped the dancers feel a bit better. Keep it up, everyone!
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